WomenMeanBusinessBook Launch – Catherine Bishop

Tuesday 1 October, 7.30 pm

Otaki Historical Society

Rotary Lounge, cnr Iti & Aoraki Sts, Otaki

Catherine Bishop is a Sydney-based historian who researches Australian, New Zealand and international history, 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 was also a Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University (March – June) in the UK.

She received a PhD from the Australian National University in 2012 and is now a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. She has published a number of articles and her first book, Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney (NewSouth 2015), won the 2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize. Her second book Women Mean Business: Colonial Businesswomen in New Zealand has been published in 2019 by Otago University Press.