"Sallyanne Atkinson was the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the first female senior trade commissioner to Paris and has been a leader in business and corporate life for over four decades. No Job for a Woman takes us from her wartime childhood in Sri Lanka through her early career as a journalist and TV personality into her life in politics. For the first time Sallyanne Atkinson offers a behind-the-scenes look at her dynamic and colourful life, including her involvement in three Olympics bids. A trailblazer for working mothers, Sallyanne shares the challenges and the triumphs of raising five children while forging a high-profile career. With her characteristic warmth and humour, she shows how she defied the expectations of a generation."
"Born in 1942 to an Irish father and Australian mother, Sallyanne Atkinson has had a long career as a politician and corporate board member. A non-executive company director since 1991, she is a former Lord Mayor of Brisbane and former Senior Trade Commissioner to Paris. She was also Chair of Queensland Tourism and Special Representative for Queensland in South East Asia. She now works as a business strategist and corporate advisor, drawing on her extensive experience in government, politics, management, arts and the community. Sallyanne is a mother of five children and a proud grandmother. She lives in Brisbane."