ED’S LET­TER

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents - Sar­rah

It’s the ques­tion that re­fuses to die: can women have it all? (It’s also the ques­tion that begs the fol­low-up, “Can men have it all?” but oddly enough that doesn’t get asked very of­ten.) For­mer Gov­er­nor-gen­eral Dame Quentin Bryce be­lieves the an­swer is yes, women can have it all, but just not at the same time. “Re­mem­ber, you have a long time ahead,” she tells Stel­lar of the ad­vice she would give to the women of Aus­tralia. “It’s im­por­tant to keep in touch with your pro­fes­sional life, but you can’t do ev­ery­thing.” It’s a sen­ti­ment echoed by to­day’s cover star, Lisa Wilkin­son, who at one point con­sid­ered giv­ing up her job co-host­ing the To­day show be­cause of the im­pact the hours worked by her and hus­band Peter Fitzsi­mons was hav­ing on their fam­ily. In­sist­ing she should stay with the show, Fitzsi­mons quit his job in­stead – and later this month, Wilkin­son will cel­e­brate a decade in the high­pro­file role. So maybe, with a lit­tle team­work, you re­ally can have it all… All, that is, mi­nus a de­cent night’s sleep.

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