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Women, Equality, Power: Selected Speeches from a Life of Leadership

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Helen Clark has reshaped our views on women and politics and the right of women to take up the mantle of political leadership.' Professor Jennifer Curtin, University of Auckland
A celebration of an outstanding leader who continues to strive and work for change, and it's a rallying call for other women leaders, whether they are in positions of political, economic or social
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published September 2018 by Allen & Unwin
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Kerri
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'Despite much progress in many places, many glass ceilings remain, and women in leadership positions globally are still a rare commodity. Those glass ceilings have to be tackled head on - and there are many proven ways of breaking through them. Addressing the basic structural issues is a precondition - women can't even get near the glass ceilings if they are denied equality and protection under the law and are unable to determine their own destiny.'

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New Zealander's either love her or hate her, shes a very controversial figure here in New Zealand. Political differences aside Helen Clark is a woman to be admired, if only for her work at the UN as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She was the first woman to lead the organization and served two terms in the role.

Helen continues to be a strong voice for sustainable development, climate action, gender equality and womens leadership, peace and justice, and action on
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What a phenomenal woman.
Keith Johnstone
A fantastic and inspiring read - you can clearly see from her maiden speech in Parliament to her more recent speeches the things that mattered to Helen and the change she wanted to bring about as a leader. In these dark politic times it was nice to read words from a leader in progressive politics that does not appear ideological but pragmatic - clearly outlining how addressing social issues has a clear positive impact on economic and international issues.

I'd like to see an index and a personal
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