• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002701

Wendy McCarthy interviewed by Nikki Henningham in the Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 6290/16
  • Date Range 16-Aug-11 - 16-Aug-11
  • Description

    2 sound files (ca. 112 min.) Wendy McCarthy speaks about women and leadership; how Australian women define themselves regarding leadership; her family background; growing up in rural NSW; her schooling and education; role models and influences; the importance of enabling to good governance; the people and factors that shaped her life and her values; the difference between women and men in their approach of taking risks; feminism; her career as an executive at various organisations; her marriage; the impact of living and working as a teacher overseas; being identified as a change agent; her regard for mentors and the importance of mentoring; Dame Beryl Beaurepaire; her view on gender neutral leadership training; Plan International; her success at combining a career with family.

  • Access Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use.
  • Finding Aid Timed summary (8 p.)

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  • Primary Creator
    • McCarthy, Wendy Elizabeth (1941 - )
  • Primary Custodian
    • Henningham, Nicola (1960 - )