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Share an evening with Julia Gillard, as she discusses Women and Leadership with ABC TV presenter Jessica van Vonderen, and lays out a road map of essential knowledge to take action against gender bias.
In their new book, Women and Leadership, Julia Gillard and co-author Nagozi Okonjo-Iweala drew on their broad experience on the world stage in politics, economics and global not-for-profits to share some strong ideas about the impact of gender on the treatment of leaders.
Drawing from academic research, the authors interviewed women leaders including Jacinda Arden, Hillary Clinton, Elle Johnson Sirleaf, Theresa May and more, to examine their leadership journeys and individual lived experiences. In October 2012, Ms Gillard received worldwide attention for her speech in Parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life.
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About Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013. Ms Gillard is the first woman to ever serve as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister.
As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Gillard delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australian education at every level from early childhood to university education, creating an emissions trading scheme to combat climate change, improving health care, commencing the nation’s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities, addressing the gender pay gap for social and community sector workers and delivering an apology to all those who had suffered through the practice of forced adoptions.
Ms Gillard currently serves as the inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College in London, which through research, practice and advocacy, is addressing women’s under-representation in leadership. Ms Gillard is the Chair of Beyond Blue, one of Australia’s leading mental health awareness bodies; is Chair of global funding body for education in developing countries, the Global Partnership for Education; and is Patron of the Campaign for Female Education
About Jessica van Vonderen
Jessica van Vonderen is the presenter of ABC TV's flagship 7pm news bulletin on Fridays and weekends. The award-winning journalist been an integral part of ABC Queensland since 1999, working across TV, radio and online. As a former political reporter, she has been involved in the ABC's coverage of every Queensland election since 2004. Reporting from bureaus in Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Brisbane, Darwin and Canberra, she's covered some of the country's biggest stories in recent years including floods and cyclones. Jessica is a former host of the Stateline and 7.30 Queensland programs.
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