WHO WERE NEW ZEALAND'S FIRST SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS?

Kate Sheppard


Kate Sheppard Kate Sheppard

Sheppard is usually associated first and foremost with women’s suffrage but her approach and impact was much more holistic than this suggests. In company with a group of like minded reformers – notably the Christchurch radical Liberal politician Tommy Taylor – she saw women’s suffrage as instrumental rather than an end in itself, to mobilise the active citizenship of the adult female population to play a full role in the public life of their communities.


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