Parenting as a Politician

Marci Ien Infographic.Podcast

Written by: Guest Contributor

Published: May 13, 2023

This week on Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to the Hon. Marci Ien, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, former broadcast journalist, author and mom about being a parent and a politician.

Marci Ien.Headshot


Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
Former Broadcast Journalist

“I was scared to death. I knew after having conversations with my family, and in particular my kids, that we were going to do this, that I was going to do this, but I was scared because of course scared of the unknown. I interviewed politicians. I was never going to be one except now I am. But a huge leap. Yes, absolutely worth it. Am I learning and leading and part of change and getting to have conversations with young people and women and gender diverse people across this country and develop policy? Absolutely. Would I want to be anywhere else right now? Absolutely not.”


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