Books and articles written by Wendy McCarthy AO
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Wendy McCarthy responds to Brigitte Dwyer’s comments in ‘Country may need you, but your kids need you more,’ published by the Australian Financial Review, Monday 8 February 2016.
Let’s not return to the Mummy Wars.
I had never considered that my decision to be a working mother was a choice between my country or my children.
The Deal Special Issue: 30 Years of Chief Executive Women.
Thirty years after CEW began, the long-standing members reflect on what’s really changed for women and the advice that actually matters
Story by JENI PORTER
The landscape for a 20-something woman embarking on a career is vastly different from three decades ago when these pionee…
We must not turn back the clock on the quality framework for early learning. Arguing that childcare deregulation supports feminism ignores the history of the issue.
Trisha Jha invites feminists to support childcare deregulation using the spurious reasoning that somehow feminists want to work so badly that they would be prepared to settle for an …
Australia prior to feminism was a very different place. Women fought to have their voices heard while imagining a different Australia, where all girls had the opportunity to complete secondary education, where women who had missed out on education had a second chance; where there was equal pay and a rate for the job and universal access to safe con…
“Childcare has always been seen as a suitable job for a woman,” states Wendy McCarthy in a piece published by the AFR 15 May 2013.
“Well brought up girls in my country town were encouraged to become kindergarten teachers and places at kindergarten training colleges were highly competitive. An alternative was a qualification in infant care….
by Wendy McCarthy, Griffith Review edition 32
FOR five years from 1970 I pushed a stroller, with a baby or two or three, in passionate street marches with hundreds of other women. As our voices grew stronger it was easy to believe that the future would deliver equity and equality for women. With the assurance of a youthful true believer I told Edna Ryan, one of my heroines who had been at the …
by Wendy McCarthy, Company Director (AICD), Spring 2009
What is the role of a mentor? The role of a mentor is to assist you to grow and learn with the support of an independent trusted adviser. A mentor provides advice, listens, encourages, inspires, takes an interest, shares time, gives attention, clarifies a direction, questions, provides constructive criticism, opens doors, guides, supports, builds …
by Wendy McCarthy, Vive, 20 November 2007
For those of us whose world is larger than Australia we might wonder why we have not heard a word about aid in the election promises to date. Encouraged to think globally and in terms of trade I want to hear what is on offer for people and especially women and children whose lives are so affected by globalisation.
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by Wendy McCarthy, Sydney Morning Herald, December 22-24, 2006
I love December. It’s the month our family gets married – all three children chose December for their weddings, as we did. Weddings bring out the best in our family, creating an optimism about life and love. They are inclusive event where all the generations are present and valued …read the article …
by Michael Walsh, Ethical Investor, November, 2006
When a sales focussed, high profile Sydney Eastern Suburbs real estate company won an award for its corporate-community partnership, Ethical Investor felt compelled to investigate: Now that’s a story! What’s that about? A good part of the answer to McGrath Estate Agents’ Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership Award lies with the identity o…
Letter to the Editor by Wendy McCarthy, Australian Financial Review, September 5, 2006
The more things change the more they stay the same (“Old boys’ club chooses comfort over skill” and “Women’s march to boardroom power now glacial”, September 1). The biannual Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency’s report is the same old stuff. No change at the boardroom table … read the letter
by Anna Gibson, Vive, Feb-March 2006
Within 45 minutes of speaking with Wendy McCarthy, I find myself considering the prospect of sponsoring a child through Plan International, the global children’s aid agency on whose international board she is a director …read the article
by Wendy McCarthy, Australian Financial Review, July 2, 2005
Recently the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invited me on a speaking tour of the Middle East to discuss the achievements of Australian women in business and education. Australia has long been in the forefront of status of women issues in national policies and in the United Nations system. As a player for more than three decades, I have a j…
by Sandy Halley, Women's Money, Summer, 2004/05
There is a mentoring explosion in big and small business. Google ‘mentoring’ and you will get 89,900 items in Australia alone. In the US a mentor is expected with every executive package in big corporates. Why does everyone suddenly need a mentor? Have traditional support, guidance and business / professional education mechanisms broken down? Does …
by Emily Ross, Business Review Weekly, May 4, 2001
The software of executive life – the unspoken rules of the corporate world – fascinates Wendy McCarthy. The higher people climb on the corporate ladder, the more it is expected that they use and understand this software, says McCarthy, who has a career spanning management consulting, company directorships, university chairs, and roles in the femini…
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2000, Random House Australia
Wendy’s autobiography provides a unique insight into the past few decades of Australian life via the various aspects of her story. It’s a journey that takes her from 1950s country schoolgirl to campaigner for abortion and contraception, from ‘colonial’ teacher to deputy chair of the ABC at one of the most turbulent times in the broadcaster’s histor…
1999, Focus Publishing
50 years ago every Australian was technically a British citizen. The introduction of Australian citizenship in 1949 saw renewed pride in our country and in what it was to be an Australian. And for our many immigrants, the commitment expressed in coming to this land could now be proudly reflected with an Australian passport.
A Fair Go – Portraits…
1984, Health Tech-Service
Co-authored with Lydia Fegan of the Autistic Association of NSW, then updated with the Family Planning Association of NSW’s Anne Rauch and re-released in 1993 by Maclennan & Petty as Sexuality and People with Intellectual Disability, this book teaches how to provide honest, accurate information about about all aspects of sexual development fro…
1983, George Allen & Unwin Australia
Written with the Australian Federation of Family Planning Associations.
This book provides the basis for teaching about sex. The contributors are all experienced teachers who believe that it is not too much sexual knowledge but too little accurate knowledge which may damage the intimate relationships of many people. Sex education is here to stay…