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Podcast: Fierce, Feminist Women

January 5, 2018

With Feminism being chosen as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017, it’s the perfect incentive to spend a some time listening to three fierce, intelligent women reflecting on their lives and successes.

Former Governor General Dame Quentin Bryce, and journalists Jamila Rivzi and Tracey Spicer discuss what motivates and inspires them, how they’ve succeeded despite the odds, and what helps them keep fighting the feminism fight! 

Dame Quentin Bryce

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO has enjoyed a rich and distinguished career as an academic, lawyer, community and human rights advocate, senior public officer, university college principal, and vice-regal representative in Queensland.

As Australia’s first female Governor-General, Quentin Bryce handwrote more than fifty letters each week. She wrote to those she had met and connected with as her role took her from palaces to outback schools, from war zones to memorials, from intimate audiences to lavish ceremonies. She received even more letters from every corner of the country. Generous, witty and always heartfelt, her letter-writing skills were honed at boarding school, from where she would write to her parents every Sunday.

Jamila Rivzi

Former Editor-In-Chief of the Mamamia’s Women’s Network, Jamila writes a twice-weekly column for News Ltd about politics, gender and parenting. She is an accomplished presenter and commentator, appearing regularly on The Project, Today, The Drum and Q and A.

In this podcast, Jamila discusses her best-selling book Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women – a book Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called, ‘feisty and inquisitive, a fresh take on modern feminist issues.’

Tracey Spicer

Tracey has anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for several TV networks, and has brought her sassy style to talkback radio. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice and commitment to equality, she has a wicked sense of humour – something of a prerequisite for a career in the media.

Cheryl and Tracey discuss the structural barriers facing women in the workplace, how to shake off the shackles of the good girl all while managing a family.


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