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Susan Hopgood interviewed by Rosemary Francis in the Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5747244
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Hopgood, Susan, 1952-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
2 sound files (ca. 185 min.) 
Series

Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Susan Hopgood speaks about family history; childhood and schooling in Cohuna, Victoria; family relationships and expectations; her degree at Monash University and its effect on her political beliefs; feminist influences; her teaching career and the discrimination against women in the profession; her involvement with the Victorian Secondary Teachers Association (VSTA); campaigning to change superannuation entitlements for women; union leadership roles; feminism; the importance of collective action; working full-time with VSTA as the Women's Officer; combining work with raising children; working as the Women's Officer for the federal Australian Education Union (AEU); changes to the AEU; how the position of women has advanced and what still requires improvement; being the first woman elected federal Secretary of the AEU in 2005; working with unions across developed and developing countries as President of Education International; mentors; the personal impacts and rewards of leadership roles; gender differences in leadership; mobilising people around issues; her motivations and challenges.

Notes

Recorded on 13 and 22 September 2011 in Melbourne, Vic.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 pages) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 91 leaves). 
Subjects Hopgood, Susan, 1952- -- Interviews.  |  Teachers' unions -- Australia -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  High school teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Leadership in women -- Australia.
Occupation Teachers.
Other authors/contributors Francis, Rosemary, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6290/21
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ORAL TRC 6290/21 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 6290/21 (summary)
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