Image Source: Record setting pilot Maude Bonney of Queensland

In honor of National Women’s History Month, our final quiz focuses on a continent that is home to many prominent women who have demonstrated success in a myriad of ways.  Australia not only has beautiful scenery and beaches, but also brilliant, independent women that have changed history.

Test your knowledge on Australian women by answering the following True and False questions:

  1. Scotland-born Catherine Helen Spence was a writer and Australia’s first female political candidate.
  2.  Runners Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie were Australia’s first female Olympians
  3.  Aviator Maude Bonney set the record for the longest one-day flight by a woman in 1931.
  4.  Ita Buttrose was the second female editor of a major Australian metropolitan newspaper, The Daily Telegraph.
  5. Quentin Bryce was Australia’s first female Governor-General in 2000.
  6. The Australian women’s swimming relay team were defending Gold medalists from the 2012 London Olympics and kept their title in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  7. The second female war correspondent in World War II was Louise Mack.
  8. Australian Janine Allis stars on TEN’s television show, Shark Tank, and is a successful entrepreneur and founder of Boost Juice.
  9. Google Australia has never had a female CEO.
  10. According to Bloomberg, Shemara Wikramanayake is the most powerful woman in Australian finance.  

Answer Key: 1.2.F (Swimmers)  3.4.F (first)  5.F (2008)  6.7.F (first)  8.9.F (Maile Carnegie)  10.T

Sharon Schweitzer, J.D., is a diversity and inclusion consultant, cross-cultural trainer, etiquette expert, and the founder of Access to Culture. In addition to her accreditation in intercultural management from the HOFSTEDE Centre, she is an attorney and mediator. Her Amazon #1 Best Selling book in International Business, Access to Asia, won a coveted Kirkus Star, and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books. She’s a winner of the British Airways International Trade Award at the Greater Austin Business Awards.

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