Beyond Expectations

Bridget Williams Books

This book is a testament to the intense post-1970 debates that feminism created about women’s place in society.

The women who write about themselves in Beyond Expectations have all been highly successful in their various fields, as doctors and poets, politicians and businesswomen, academics and painters. All have played a role as models for New Zealand women and men to lead more fulfilled lives. This collection of frank and perceptive accounts of origins, choices and life courses has become a unique portrait of an era – and of some wonderful personalities and achievements.