Tonight, the The Australian Women’s Weekly‘s ‘Women Of The Future’ Awards were held at the NSW Art Gallery in Sydney

This included a panel discussion hosted by Editor-in-Chief Helen McCabe, which featured an incredibly diverse range of strong Australian women: Annabel Crabb, Jesinta Campbell, and Peta Credlin

Peta Credlin’s appearance was hotly anticipated, as the ex-Chief of Staff rarely makes appearances, and hasn’t publicly spoken since the demise of the Abbott government. 

While Credlin’s political agenda isn’t exactly our cup of progressive tea (shock HORROR), that doesn’t detract from the fact that she knows the struggles of being a woman in the male-dominated industry of politics. And she managed to throw down some bombs of absolute truth:

“I’m now thoroughly emancipated, I’m not looking at my phone every 15 minutes, I’m not having to talk to people I don’t want to talk to, I have a piano in my house for three years that hasn’t been opened. I’m now going to just take some time to breathe.”

AND FINALLY, THIS GLORIOUS PIECE PIECE OF POWER:

GET. IT. 


Peta Credlin Makes Powerful Appearance On ‘Women Of The Future’ Panel

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