Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Burton, L., & Quin, R.


Women in Leadership Project


Lord, L., Burton, L., & Quin, R. (Eds.). (1996). Inspirational women at Edith Cowan University. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


This booklet profiles 10 exceptional University women who have excelled in their chosen careers. In their stories, these women outline their career history - their reasons for their choice of career and how they got to where they are today. They discuss the difficulties that they encountered along the way (such as sexism, racism, negative attitudes, lack of confidence) and how they dealt with these. They talk about the influence of role models on their careers and their own personal qualities which have contributed to their success. Some words of advice to career-minded women complete their stories.

These stories are about women who have achieved, regardless of the obstacles. They are about dedication, determination, commitment and belief. These women serve as exceptional role models to other University women as well as sources of encouragement and inspiration.