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Women mean business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: Free event. You don't need to book.
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

Dr Catherine Bishop is a Sydney-based historian with a particular focus on women. She has a postdoctoral fellowship at Macquarie University (2019-2021) for her project ‘A History of Australian Businesswomen Since 1880’, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

Dr Catherine Bishop is a Sydney-based historian with a particular focus on women. She has a postdoctoral fellowship at Macquarie University (2019-2021) for her project ‘A History of Australian Businesswomen Since 1880’, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

In 2019, she is also a Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University (Mar-Jun) in the UK. Her PhD (2012) was from the Australian National University. She has published a number of articles and her first book 'Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney' was published in Oct 2015. This book was awarded the 2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

She has contributed to the Dictionary of Sydney. She was the Australian Religious History Fellow at the State Library of New South Wales in 2016. She was also the recipient of a New Zealand History Trust Award and won the Australian Women’s History Network Mary Bennett prize.

Catherine's research interests include businesswomen in New Zealand and Australia, female missionaries, the International Federation of Business and Professional Women and the Daily Mail and Herald Tribune World Youth Forums of the post-World War II era. She is also interested in heritage, particularly in the way women’s history has been memorialised.

Dr C Bishop
Dr Catherine Bishop.