'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.' (Source: UQP website)