By calling out the ‘slut-shaming’ she received from male parliamentarians, Senator and En Garde author Sarah Hanson-Young sparked a national conversation about sexism in politics. So, what happens when women work together to make change? Kate Wild explores the topic with Sarah Hanson-Young, Accidental Feminist author Jane Caro, Future Women Editor-in-Chief Jamila Rizvi and author Sam George-Allen, author of Witches, in an exploration of workplaces, industries and social groups that dismantles the myth of female isolation.
Sarah Hanson-Young (Australian)
In 2007 Sarah Hanson-Young became the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Australian parliament. With over a decade in politics as a Greens Senator, Sarah is now a leading voice for progressive change. Her essay En-Garde was published in 2018.
Sam George-Allen (Australian)
Sam George-Allen is a writer and musician based in Tasmania. Her work has been published in The Lifted Brow, LitHub, Scum, Kill Your Darling, Stilts, Overland and The Suburban Review, among others. She has been shortlisted for the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, the Scribe Non-Fiction Prize for Young Writers, and the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Witches: What Women Do Together is her first book.
Jamila Rizvi (Australian)
Jamila is author of the bestselling Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women, and The Motherhood, an anthology of letters about life with a newborn. She is Editor-at-Large of the Nine Network’s Future Women, a regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum, Q&A, an occasional host on ABC Melbourne radio and co-founder of the popular event series Tea with Jam and Clare. In 2015 she was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by The Australian Financial Review. Prior to entering the media Jamila worked in politics for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Minister for Women, Kate Ellis.
Jane Caro (Australian)
Jane Caro is a Walkley Award-winning columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. She has published twelve books, including three novels Just a Girl, Just a Queen, and Just Flesh & Blood, a trilogy on Elizabeth Tudor, and a memoir Plain Speaking Jane. She created and edited Unbreakable which featured stories women writers had never told before and was published just before the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Accidental Feminists is her book on the life story of women over 50. She appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum, Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise. She has created and presented four documentary series for ABC Compass. She and Catherine Fox present a popular podcast with Podcast One, Austereo called Women With Clout. She has regular columns in Sunday Life and Leadership Matters.
Kate Wild (Australian)
Kate Wild is an investigative journalist whose work with distinguished teams at the ABC has been recognised with three Walkley Awards and a Logie. Her reports from Darwin, where she lived from 2010 to 2016, laid the groundwork for a Four Corners story on juvenile detention that prompted the calling of a Royal Commission. Kate's first book, Waiting for Elijah, received critical acclaim. It details the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man in country NSW. Kate lives and works in Sydney.