There is no doubt that Stott Despoja is the right person for the role, a strong female that many young girls can look up to.
Source: Womens Agenda,Aug 2012
Apart from gender imbalance there is the ongoing issue of pay discrimination. In fact
women have to work 64 more days a year to earn the same as men.
It is interesting that we have a government in power that only has one female in Cabinet. Clearly if there is a glass ceiling in this country, it starts at the top!
You only have to look at our current team of ministers to question the committment of gender balances in our country. And yes I do see Julia Bishop as the token female.
Stott Despoja is a trail blazer, well known and respected. It will be very interesting to watch how she balances issues at home versus issues internationally.