Thank you Ita

Thanks to Ita Buttrose,  AO, OBE, an Australian journalist, businesswoman, television personality and author, and who was also Australia Of The Year in 2013 for inviting me to be interviewed on The Studio. Ita is a true media Icon, an inspiration for all women of all ages, and a woman who I feel lucky enough to call a friend, maybe not as close as someone I nursed with or went to school with, but a colleague and friend, and someone who is as passionate and outspoken about improving dementia care and services as I am. Ita is never afraid to speak up, and is a little like the Jiminy Cricket sitting on my shoulder, telling me to keep going, when I wonder if I should stop speaking up. I was privileged to be interviewed by her on Channel 10’s The Studio, which aired today.

20 thoughts on “Thank you Ita

  1. love this interview!

    clearly you are friends…. hehehe.

    very envious, dying to meet her (you will be included at that dinner table) mwah xxxx

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    • Professor Allan Mackay-Sim was a wonderful choice for a national winner of the AOTY, and we were all hoping for each other to win.

      These last few days it was such a privilege to be amongst Australians who 100% support each other, rather than knock you down. I’m sure it is only a very small number of jealous and mean few, as most Australians are supportive, but my experience of becoming a state winner has brought out the best, and the very worst of humanity that is for sure.

  2. What a great interview, Kate. You seem so calm, cool and collected. I hope you win the award and that your voice continues to resonate outwards. I love that you call your husband your BUB.

  3. Wow Kate what an interview. With help we can stay independent in our own homes. I wish you all the best and hope you win. You have done so much for all people with dementia. Keep going xxxxxx

  4. Hi Kate

    Good luck for tomorrow and thank you for your incredible persistence. good heart and skill.

    warmly

    Dave

    *Dr Dave JenkinsOptimal Health Consultant* Functional Medicine Physician // Speaker // Coach

    *Ph: +62 812 662 5575email: drdave@themoremodel.com **www.themoremodel.com*

    On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth wrote:

    > Kate Swaffer posted: “Thanks to Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE, an Australian > journalist, businesswoman, television personality and author, and who was > also Australia Of The Year in 2013 for inviting me to be interviewed on The > Studio. Ita is a true media Icon, an inspiration for all ” >

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