A female skill too

LISA Alexander presents a convincing argument (“Leaders should be able to cross boundaries”, Opinion, 13/11), but more pointed is the fact that many of them actually do so.

That she wasn’t even considered suitable for an interview at North Melbourne so club officials could fairly ascertain her credentials, experience, insights and understanding of the AFL men’s game, suggests there was a more insidious aspect to her rejection.

It wasn’t that long ago that Peta Searle was included as a member of St Kilda’s coaching staff, reflecting that a female cannot only be capable of coaching in the men’s game but should be accorded the same respect for their leadership expertise as many men are.