David Morrison being unofficially anointed a "Warrior for Women", reflects the belief that women need male champions in order to succeed.
Equal pay didn't quite happen, nor did the end of the tampon tax. And Aung San Suu Kyi isn't quite president of Mynamar. But we certainly had a good debate.
If the FTSE 100 can do it, then the public sector can also wake up to the benefits of female representation.
Women need to start believing in themselves to be successful. Men own their success but women attribute it to external factors. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg learned this a while back.
Female entrepreneurs still face substantial barriers to international expansion, including perceived discrimination in the Australian capital markets -- and that may limit Australia's economic growth.