Beating the odds: A practical guide to navigating sexism in Australian universities has been shortlisted for the 2021 Australian Career Book Award.


  • Do yourself a favour and buy the book. It’s topical, insightful and full of practical suggestions for women in higher education settings and in leadership roles generally. Professor Penny Paliadelis
  • I love everything about this book. I found it easy to read, insightful, validating, inspiring, motivating and funny. Marcia’s anecdotes are poignant and her advice is invaluable. I rate it a 10/10! I have highly recommended it to all my colleagues. Associate Professor Kathy Tangalakis (now Professor Tangalakis :))
  • Timely, pragmatic and an engaging read. Dianne Semmens
  • So much great advice for professional as well as academic leaders/aspiring leaders and women everywhere”. Claire Shaw
Associate Professor Cathy Stone with her copy
MBA student Laura Del Papa with her copy
Stephanie Beames and her dog Rosie with their copy
A whole bunch of happy readers with their copies

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