Dr Leslie Cannold is an award-wining author and columnist, as well as a qualified ethicist and researcher currently based at the Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability Research Unit at Monash. She is regularly noted as one of Australia’s most influential thinkers and women. In 2011 Leslie was honoured as Australian Humanist of the Year. Her latest book is an historical novel, The Book of Rachael, published by Text.
Leslie is an ideas person and a wordsmith. Her voice is instantly recognisable, as is her passion and ideas, which are never predictable and always her own. Whether it’s as a keynote speaker, forum facilitator, mentor, lecturer or ghost/copy-writer, Leslie excels at making complex issues engaging for every audience – from students to seniors – and in encouraging others to find their own power and voice.
6:00pm - 7:30am, 22 May 2013: Is it Treason to Have the Wrong Reason? A convo about personal & political ethics
The Book of Rachael What if the man you loved betrayed your brother? Two thousand years ago, as a charismatic young preacher from Nazareth was gathering followers among the people of Galilee, his sister swept floors and dreamed of learning to read.
What, No Baby? takes us on journey into the lives of contemporary women who plan to have it all - marriage, motherhood and work - yet have been derailed by reluctant men, insatiably demanding jobs and ever-climbing expectations of what it takes to be a "good" mother.