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Madonna King

Madonna King’s work as a journalist, author and speaker spans politics, business and social policy. She has chaired panels around Australia, written 12 books and advises corporations and governments on understanding teenage girls, the subject of her two most recent books, Being 14 and Fathers and Daughters and her latest book Ten-ager, released on 27 Jan 2021.

That Thinking Feeling

Madonna has written a weekly column, That Thinking Feeling, for Fairfax since 2014. It can now be accessed here.



An important book that shows that 10 is the new start of a girl’s teenage years. It raises the issues our girls might not be talking about publicly, and guides their parents on how experts believe we should deal with it.

TEN-AGER is the perfect guide to help parents understand how their daughter is feeling, what they need to know, what to say, and when to stay silent and listen.

Fathers and Daughters

Fathers and Daughters

What do our girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their daughters? The bestselling author of BEING 14 now tackles the complicated father/daughter relationship.

Being 14

Being 14

Being 14 gives a voice to every teen girl in Australia. Madonna King has interviewed 200 14-year-old girls across the country, talked to successful school principals, psychologists, CEOs, police, guidance and neuroscientists to reveal the social, psychological and physical challenges every 14-year-old girl is facing today.


As a sought-after MC and keynote speaker, I could help make your next conference a resounding success. My experience covers almost every industry – from business to health, education to teenage girls, mother’s day to mining, property, politics and so much more.


With 25 years’ experience in Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra – including six years as host of ABC Radio’s morning current affairs program – I’ve interviewed every prime minister since Bob Hawke and dozens of corporate CEOS for public AICD events. I write a weekly column for Brisbane Times, have a regular spot on Brisbane’s 4BC and contribute to Good Weekend magazine.


A good facilitator can make or break your conference or strategy meeting. I love steering hypotheticals and panels and using my journalistic skills, honed over a few decades, to focus the discussion in an engaging and informative way. A successful panel or a facilitation means everyone’s voice is heard, that there are light-hearted moments along the way, and that it runs on time!