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No Job For A Woman

Sallyanne Atkinson was the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the first female senior trade commissioner to Paris and has been a leader in business and corporate life for over four decades.

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No Job for a Woman takes us from Sallyanne’s wartime childhood in Sri Lanka through her early career as a journalist and TV personality into her life in politics. For the first time Sallyanne Atkinson offers a behind-the-scenes look at her dynamic and colourful life, including her involvement in three Olympics bids.

A trailblazer for working mothers, Sallyanne shares the challenges and the triumphs of raising five children while forging a high-profile career. With her characteristic warmth and humour, she shows how she defied the expectations of a generation.

Sallyanne Atkinson

Sallyanne Atkinson

Born in 1942 to an Irish father and Australian mother, Sallyanne Atkinson has had a long career in politics and business. A former Lord Mayor of Brisbane, former Senior Trade Commissioner to Paris and former Special Representative for Queensland in South East Asia, she has been a non-executive company director since 1991 and is chairman or board member of several organisations. The author of Around Brisbane (UQP, 1978) and Sallyanne Atkinson’s Brisbane, she regularly appears on television and radio and contributes to newspapers. She is a mother and grandmother and lives in Brisbane.