Dr Leslie Cannold is an ethicist, researcher, educator, author and public presenter.
Leslie delivers Keynotes, Panel Facilitation and Workshops for business, government, the education sector and NGO leaders and staff on gender equity, inspirational leadership and respectful relationships.
Leslie is a regular on ABC TV’s Moral Compass with Geraldine Doogue and occasional columnist for The Age. Leslie chairs the Ethics Review Committee of Marie Stopes International and sits on the Victorian Board of the Nurses and Midwifery Board of Australia and Victoria’s Mental Health Tribunal. She contributes to the panel process as a community member in health practitioner disciplinary matters, including those involving medical doctors and psychologists.
Leslie’s positive contributions to public life have been acknowledged through awards for Australian Humanist of the Year, an EVA award for gender-sensitive reporting and multiple notices as one of Australia’s most influential public intellectuals and women.
Leslie’s third book, The Book of Rachael, is a fictional meditation on gender and justice in the ancient world. In a second-printing in Oz, it debuted in the US & UK in 2013 and 2014. She is currently working on her next book at the Abbottsford Convent.
An Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University, Leslie is also Founding Faculty at the Melbourne School of Life.
Leslie offers professional, inspirational and affordable Keynotes, Panel Presentation Services and Workshops.
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.