Ita has wise words

Penrhos College principal Meg Melville and Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose with teacher's assistant Natalie Belford and her daughters Clare (18) and Rose (13) from Ardross. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d404291
Penrhos College principal Meg Melville and Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose with teacher's assistant Natalie Belford and her daughters Clare (18) and Rose (13) from Ardross. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d404291

‘It is very important to make choices in your life and live the way you want to without apologising to anyone else, that is what life is all about,’ she said.

The publishing powerhouse spoke about the importance of learning and her rise in the media industry from being a copy girl at the Australian Women’s Weekly at 15 to the founding editor of Cleo and the first woman appointed to the News Ltd board.

‘When I was at school it wasn’t all that important to educate girls’