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Breakfast for Women in Business

August 2006

Thursday August 3rd, in the Medusa Ballroom of Palazzo Versace, Main Beach.



The Woman behind the man behind the State of Queensland:

Heather Beattie - A woman on a Mission

A lot has changed since a young Heather Halliday got in trouble on the way home from high school for holding hands with a blue-eyed boy called Peter Beattie.

Today, Dr Heather Beattie is the woman behind the man behind our state. She’s a mother, wife, nurse, educator and now looks forward to the days when her husband can do something other than politics (he can start by
cleaning the windows, she suggests).

For now, however, politics still rules the roost in the Beattie household. But this incredible woman is about so much more.

Over two decades she has almost single-handedly nurtured her daughter and twin sons into adulthood and has carved out quite a niche in her own career as associate professor and director of the nursing program at the University of Queensland while finding time to help combat domestic violence and childhood obesity.

There is more to Heather Beattie than meets the eye, so this was a very unique chance to hear this prominent Queensland woman’s story - her successes and her hopes for the future.


Photos from the day


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