7th Annual Maybanke Fund Lecture 2019

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“Work and Representation: reflections on Maybanke’s life and advocacy”

Professor Marilyn Waring CNZM


Please join us for the 7th Annual Maybanke Lecture

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
5.30pm for 6pm – 7.30pm

Barnet Long Room, Customs House
31 Alfred Street, Sydney
$40.00 (plus Booking Fee)

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What were Maybanke’s hopes and expectations for changes in women’s work, and for how women might transform the processes and decisions made in the political process, once they had the vote and the right to sit in parliament?

Where is the progress, and what remain the perils for women standing for office?

In the last year Professor Waring has completed research on unpaid work, and her 1975-1984 years as an MP in the New Zealand parliament. What might she and Maybanke have to say to each other across the years?


About Marilyn Waring CNZM

Marilyn Waring is a Professor of Public Policy at Auckland University of Technology. In the years since she retired from Parliament in 1984, she has written Women, Politics and Power, Counting for Nothing, In the Lifetime of a Goat, Who Cares? The Economics of DignityAnticipatory Social Protection and Still Counting. As well as being translated into French, Norwegian, Japanese and Spanish, Counting for Nothing was the subject of an award-winning documentary.

Professor Waring has held fellowships at prestigious overseas universities, including Harvard, worked as a development consultant throughout Asia and the Pacific, and served on the Board of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Council of Creative New Zealand. In 2008 she was made a Companion in the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to women and economics.

You can read more about Professor Waring here.

Past Maybanke Lectures include: 

  • 2018 – Professor Larissa Behrendt, a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman, Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney.
  • 2017 – Elizabeth Broderick AO, an Australian lawyer, formerly the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner from 2007 to 2015.


About The Maybanke Fund

The Maybanke Fund honours the work of Maybanke Anderson, writer, leader, feminist, early childhood education pioneer and promoter of the rights of women and children in Australia.

The Maybanke Fund connects its community of donors with organisations working to reduce social inequality through education, women’s advocacy and social reform – causes that continue to be as important in the 21st century as they were for Maybanke in 1893.

You can make a difference by donating to The Maybanke Fund. Your donation today helps build the Fund for tomorrow and also provides the Maybanke Anderson Award for Indigenous students in Education, at Macquarie University.

Make your donation to The Maybanke Fund and help keep Maybanke’s legacy alive.


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