Iola Mathews in conversation with Margaret Simons
Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Iola Mathews was one of the founders of the Women’s Electoral Lobby, a journalist at The Age, and later an ACTU advocate for women workers during the Hawke-Keating government.
In her honest and revealing memoir Winning for Women, she reflects on being one of the first generation of women juggling a career and children, and takes the reader inside the day-to-day groundwork required to bring about reforms in areas like affirmative action, equal pay, superannuation, child care, parental leave and work – family issues.
Come along to hear Mathews in conversation about her book with Professor Margaret Simons.
Free, but please book here.
Celebrating 50 years of Readings
Readings is celebrating our 50 year history in 2019. To honour the stories that have emerged from the books on our shelves, we are hosting 50 special events that illustrate passion, artistry and Australian literature. We hope you will join us.
This is our 32nd event of the series.
Book Launch: Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival