A life of successes
Inspirational author hits the region
SHE made waves around Australia with her successful political and business life and now, Sallyanne Atkinson AO will share her story at the Whitsunday Writers Festival.
Sallyanne was the only female Lord Mayor of Brisbane (1985-1991).
She has been a triumphant leader in politics and business for more than four decades and was the first female senior trade commissioner to Paris and spearheaded three Olympic bids.
For the first time, Sallyanne has shared her stories of the triumph and challenges involved in a life devoted to public service in Australia and abroad in her new memoir No Job for a Woman.
Told with warmth and humour, this inspiring story reveals how one woman defied the expectations of a generation by being a trailblazer for working mothers, building a high profile national career while raising five children.
The memoir takes readers on a journey through Sallyanne’s wartime childhood in Sri Lanka through to her early career as a journalist and TV personality and on to her life in politics and business.
Sallyanne and a number of other inspiring authors will be available to meet on Friday, June 16 at the Whitsunday Writers Festival.
“Sallyanne will speak on Saturday, June 17 during the day and again at the gala dinner in the evening which will be catered by Fish D’Vine,” festival founder Gloria Burley said.
“She will then also chair a panel discussion on Sunday morning which will be followed by a long table lunch to close the festival.”
FAMILIAR FACE: Sallyanne Atkinson AO will feature at the Whitsunday Writers Festival.