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The Book of Rachael is an historical novel charting the obstacles in the way of the talented and intelligent protagonist, Rachael, enjoying the same opportunities as her brother.
But what many don’t realise is that it is the experience of girls in the West that has changed from Rachael’s time. Many young women coming of age in the developing world today suffer many of the same tragedies and challenges as Rachael. In this talk Dr Cannold draws on the well-known story of Malala Yousafzai to illustrate the ongoing challenges faced by girls in parts of today’s world where education, healthcare and even food will be denied in favour of male siblings. She discusses what this means for feminist efforts in the relatively advanced west, and inspires audiences to recognise their power to make a difference – in Australia or abroad – and to reach out a helping hand.
Australians tend to think of leadership as good management, but at times of ethical conflict and change, ethical and inspirational leadership is what’s required. General Dwight Eisenhower said that leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. This talk reveals the 6 easy […]
What should we make of Julia Gillard’s time in the highest office of the land? Was she a victim of sexism or just playing the gender card? What parallels are there in Gillard’s story to those of female leaders in domains other than politics and what can we learn from Gillard’s tenure to smooth the […]
So much of contemporary life is lived online. How can we harness the power of social media to connect us horizontally for social and activist purposes, while controlling our privacy and guarding against reputational damage? ln this talk, geared for students and educators, research evidence and anecdote are used explore both the potential and risks […]