Hosting a VIP Off the Record dinner for Future Women is always a privilege. The room fills steadily, with a pleasant hum of conversation, that builds to a dull roar of excited chatter. I’ve never watched a boxing match in my life so forgive the clumsy metaphor – but this was definitely a room of heavyweights. Each woman I was introduced to seemed more impressive than the one before. Overwhelming but exhilarating, was how one particular guest described it to me.
We were there to hear from workplace relations lawyer Amie Frydenberg, who also happens to be married to federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. I have to admit that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. My prior knowledge of Amie was of her standing beside her partner, supporting him at official work functions. Having worked in politics myself, I knew she’d be clever and interesting, because most politicians’ partners are. What I didn’t expect was that she’d gift me the most surprising of presents.
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