David Jones’ Women in Conversation series is like a goodie bag filled with bright, shiny nuggets of wisdom. We love it so much, not only because it features some of our favourite women of all time such as Mary Coustas, Lisa Wilkinson, Jesinta Campbell and Fiona O’Laughlin all in the one space, but because we feel like any one of us could pull up a chair at that beautiful table and join in the conversation.
It’s real women, talking about real issues – and that’s what we’re all about here at Show+Tell.
In the video released to coincide with International Women’s Day (that’s today in case you’ve forgotten to applaud yourself or your partner for being a bloody superstar), these remarkable women of varying ages and walks of life come together to talk about what it means to be a woman in today’s society.
Jessica Rowe describes herself as a “crap housewife,” saying, “I can’t cook, I can’t keep my house clean – I’m dysfunctional but I’m proud of it.” Be still my beating heart – me too, Jess. ME. TOO.
The women touch on a range of topics, from sexuality, motherhood, post-natal depression, relationships, careers, family, body image and gender equality – issues faced by millions of women around the world every day.
If there’s one quote you take away from this, make it one from Chief Commissioner of The Greater Sydney Commission and wife of our PM, Lucy Turnbull, who said, “Women in leadership positions should be judged on the amount of women they bring up into the senior ranks with them.”
Here’s a highlights version:
If you’re in for the long haul – which is TOTALLY worth it – pour yourself a wine or make a cuppa and watch the full episodes. They are SO good!