Women Kind: Unlocking the power of women supporting womenDr Kirstin Ferguson and Catherine Fox
Women Kind is a reminder that brilliant things happen when smart women get fed up.
When Dr Kirstin Ferguson, an Australian company director, decided she was fed up with the vicious online abuse of women, she turned the tables and used social media to create the #CelebratingWomen campaign, profiling two women from anywhere in the world and every walk of life, every day for a year. The response was overwhelming.
In Women Kind, Ferguson joins Walkley award-winning journalist and leading commentator on women in the workplace Catherine Fox to examine how women's shared clout is transforming communities, workplaces and leadership; show that every woman is a role model; and challenge the idea that women regularly turn on each other for scarce seats at the top table.
Ferguson and Fox urge us to get on board and forget the old saying that when a woman climbs the corporate ladder, she needs to send it back down to help one other woman. What's needed is a fishing net to bring up many women together, all supporting each other.
There has never been a better moment to join our voices, share experiences and celebrate the power of women supporting women.
- Jamila Rizvi
'Just like #CelebratingWomen, this book is an essential and timely reminder of the collective power of women.'
- Kate Jenkins, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Dr Kirstin Ferguson is a professional, independent company director. Beginning her career as a military officer, she went on to become the CEO of a highly successful global business. With honours degrees in both history and law, Kirstin also has a PhD in leadership and governance for which she has received a number of academic and industry awards. She has been named by the Westpac/Australian Financial Review as one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence, is a Sir Winston Churchill Fellow and was recognised by Women & Leadership Australia with an award for her Excellence in Women's Leadership.
Catherine Fox is a leading commentator on women and the workforce. An award-winning journalist, an author and presenter, she had a long career with the Financial Review, where she wrote the weekly Corporate Woman column. In 2017 she was awarded the Walkley Award for Women's Leadership in Media, and is a member of the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board, the Australian Women Donors Network board and co-founder of the Sydney Women's Giving Circle.