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Book Launch: Winning for Women A Personal Story by Iola Mathews

Launch by Sally McManus, ACTU Secretary

Welcome by: Professor Pauline Stanton, Head of School of Management

Thursday, May 2, 2019 
5:30 PM – 7 PM

Venue: RMIT University Media Portal
Ground floor, Building 14 (corner of Swanston and
Franklin Streets opposite the City Baths), Melbourne

‘A great story of a moment of immense change for working women in Australia, and of the people in the movement who made that change possible.’

Sally McManus

‘Iola Mathews has written a fascinating insider account of how she battled for major reforms for women, especially during her time at the ACTU, where she won landmark cases on parental leave and wage justice for child care and clerical workers. It is so important to know the stories behind these historic victories.’

Anne Summers

Iola Mathews is an author, co-founder of the Women’s Electoral Lobby, and a former journalist at The Age. Later she worked at the ACTU as an industrial officer and advocate, specialising in women’s employment, for which she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal. She was the advocate in the parental leave case and equal pay cases for child care workers and clerical workers. More recently, she established writers’ studios in the National Trust property ‘Glenfern’ in East St Kilda.

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