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Title Being the first : storis blong oloketa mere lo Solomon Aelan / Alice Aruhe'eta Pollard and Marilyn J. Waring , editors
Edition Second edition, May 2010
Published Honiara : Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands ; Auckland, N.Z. : AUT University Institute of Public Policy and Pacific Media Centre, [2009]
Honiara : Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) ; Auckland : AUT University, Institute of Public Policy and Pacific Media Centre, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  351.950082 Pol/Bef  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 165 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Acknowledgements / Suzanne Bent-Gina -- Preface / Alice Aruhe'eta Pollard -- Introduction / Catherine Adifaka -- Turning the tide / Ruth Basi Afia-Maetala with Alice Aruhe'eta Pollard -- Be committed to your work / Betty Fakarii -- Doing it the hard way / Elizabeth Kausimae -- We follow things through / Emily Teaitala -- Pursue your dreams / Ethel Eigimanu -- Go for what you can achieve / Hilda Kari -- A woman can make a real difference / Jane Waetara -- Gain respect by example / Joy Kere -- Be innovative, take some initiative / Mylyn Kuve -- Service to all citizens / Nairy Alamu -- Battling for others / Nancy Legua -- Contribute to the present / Phyllis Taloikwai -- Fight to keep your integrity and honesty / Ruth Liloqula -- Each day comes with challenges / Taeasi Sanga
Summary This book presents the life stories of 14 Solomon Islands women who broke through the barries and became Permanent Secretaries, Officers of Parliament, the only woman ever elected to Parliament, and a former Public Service Commissioner. The stories speak of their childhoods, their education (often while separated from their families) and their first paid employment. They wrestle with the challenges they faced to be promoted, who supported them on their breakthrough journeys, and where they met the most resistance. Finally, they offer some advice to the younger generations of women who will follow them
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Government executives -- Solomon Islands.
Male domination (Social structure) -- Pacific Area.
Women in the civil service -- Solomon Islands -- History.
Sex discrimination against women -- Pacific Area.
Women -- Pacific Area.
Melanesia -- Officials and employees.
Author Pollard, Alice Aruhe'eta, 1959- editor of compilation
Waring, Marilyn, 1952- editor of compilation
AUT University. Institute of Public Policy.
Pacific Media Centre.
Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.
LC no. 2010413049
ISBN 1877314765 (paperback)
9781877314766 (paperback)
Other Titles Storis blong oloketa mere lo Solomon Aelan