Women, Equality, Power
Selected speeches from a life of leadershipHelen Clark
4 July 2019
Published by Allen & Unwin
Women, Equality, Power is a celebration of an outstanding leader who continues to strive and work for change, and it’s a rallying call for other women leaders, whether they are in positions of political, economic or social power.
Helen Clark has been a political leader for more than 40 years, since first running in local elections in the 1970s. She entered New Zealand parliament as a 31-year-old in 1981, led the Labour Party to victory in 1999 and was Prime Minister of New Zealand for nine years. She then took on a critical international role as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in New York.
One of her key focuses throughout this time has been the empowerment of women, and she has paved the way for other women to step up and lead.
With a foreword by the Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, this is a timely and important book.
‘If more issues of importance to women are to rise to the top of political, legislative and budget priorities, more women must sit at the top tables . . . Women must be drivers of development – not just passive beneficiaries of plans designed by others.’ HELEN CLARK ONZ
‘Helen Clark often said, and continues to say, that having women in leadership positions not only sends a powerful message to other women but also changes societies’ perceptions of gender roles and encourages girls to believe that no door is closed to them.’ JACINDA ARDERN, PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND