Former Miss Universe Australia releases autobiography – Pride without Prejudice

Pride without Prejudice

Beverley Pinder OAM’s inspirational life story through Wilkinson Publishing

A unique story of resilience, success, love and the importance of always giving back 

“Beverley is a fine example of an empowered woman empowering other women and I love her work mentoring other women.”

– Josephine Tan, Businesswoman and Owner, Bank of Queensland Docklands

Wilkinson Publishing is proud to announce the release of Pride without Prejudice,  the inspirational autobiography of Beverley Pinder OAM, Miss Universe Australia, glass ceiling-breaking PR businesswoman and former long-serving City of Melbourne councillor.

Beverley’s professional, civic and personal journeys have been anything but smooth. Yet conquering the odds is part of her DNA. In Pride without Prejudice, Beverley invites the reader into her confidence, sharing not only her personal story but the lessons life has taught her.

Beverley’s story includes some domestic turmoil as she was growing up, and the highs and lows of three marriages. Along the way, she encounters celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Ita Buttrose, Solomon Lew, David Bardas, Robert Doyle and Derryn Hinch.

Beverley’s life’s work has been underpinned by her strong concern for the less fortunate among us, and her belief in the late Father Bob Maguire‘s philosophy of ‘communitarianism’, where we all benefit from the help offered to those who most need it within each community.

Beverley’s story includes pointers for younger generations on how to achieve success in any field of life. Her autobiography includes a few pages where some of the women she has mentored over the years speak with passion and eloquence about the inspiring ‘beauty with brains’.

Beverley Pinder will speak and sign books at a series of upcoming events, commencing with the Melbourne book launch at Readings Books, St Kilda on Thursday, October 12 at 6.30 pm. Beverley will be in conversation with Vanessa O’Hanlon, former ABC News Breakfast weather presenter.

Pride without Prejudice is available now at all good book stores or or


About the author:

As a teenage immigrant, Beverley Pinder sought acceptance via charity work and beauty contests. Having represented Australia in the Miss Universe contest, she went into PR, and soon established her own highly successful firm. Throughout her life, Beverley has given back to the community however and wherever she can. She served two terms as a City of Melbourne councillor and continues as a passionate supporter and advocate for a number of local charities. Beverley is donating fifty per cent of royalties to Turning Hope Into Action. She received a Medal of the Order of Australia in January 2023. Pride without Prejudice is her debut book about her life.

Categories: Biography and True Stories (B) > Biography general (BG) > Autobiography General (BGA), Health and personal development (V) > Self-help and personal development (VS) > Achieve on careers and achieving success (VSC)

ISBN: 9781922810762
Page Count: 144

Publish Date: September 2023. Price: $29.99

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