If you are prepared to stand up in front of audiences many times a week – at some point you are going to truly embarrass yourself – and today was my day. I was one of the debaters at the AIM great debate in Canberra – ‘Real women don’t need quotas’ was the topic and I was the final speaker for the affirmative. The iconic Ita Buttrose headed the opposing team.
I had thought that I would be clever and only acknowledge the great achievements of the opposition… however as I sang the praises of Ita and her fight to senior ranks which did not require quotas – I said “but that was last century”. There