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Former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard presents a podcast in her role as Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership. In each episode Julia leads a thoughtful but fun discussion with well-known female (and some male) leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, sport and many more. By celebrating their stories and learning the lessons from their lives, the podcast gives us insight into what needs to be done so more women get to lead.
Earnings from the podcast will go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work they do to create a world in which being a woman is no barrier to being a leader.


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A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard presents a podcast in her role as Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership. In each episode Julia leads a thoughtful but fun discussion with well-known female (and some male) leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, sport and many more. By celebrating their stories and learning the lessons from their lives, the podcast gives us insight into what needs to be done so more women get to lead.
Earnings from the podcast will go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work they do to create a world in which being a woman is no barrier to being a leader.


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    Sarah Gilbert on designing a Covid-19 vaccine

    Sarah Gilbert on designing a Covid-19 vaccine

    Julia is joined by Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the co-creator of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, one of the most widely used Covid-19 vaccines in the world. She shares her experience of working around the clock with her team to develop the vaccine at record speed, what it’s been like to see the impact of the vaccine in the UK and beyond, and her frustration at the inequity of vaccine distribution around the world. Sarah also underlines the need for more funding for vaccine development to ensure we can be better prepared for future outbreaks and avoid the devastating consequences of another global pandemic.
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    • 31 min
    Manal al-Sharif on “driving while female”

    Manal al-Sharif on “driving while female”

    Manal al-Sharif is a human rights campaigner who received global attention for her arrest for “driving while female” in 2011, an event that shocked the world and highlighted the lack of rights and autonomy experienced by women in Saudi Arabia. In addition to her activism, Manal is also incredibly accomplished in the world of technology and was listed as one of Forbes’s top 50 women in tech and by Newsweek as one of the top tech revolutionaries in the world.
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    • 48 min
    Former NZ PM Helen Clark on gender stereotypes in politics

    Former NZ PM Helen Clark on gender stereotypes in politics

    Julia is joined by Helen Clark, the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the second woman to ever hold the position. Since stepping away from frontline politics in 2008, Helen has continued her vital work on the world stage, most notably as the first female head of the United Nations Development Programme and as co-chair of the independent panel set up by the WHO to learn lessons from the coronavirus outbreak. 
     
    She and Julia discuss the impact of the pandemic, the damaging effects of gender stereotypes on female politicians, and why having women in office is so important to inspire the next generation of female leaders.

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    • 38 min
    Michelle Ryan on the glass cliff phenomenon

    Michelle Ryan on the glass cliff phenomenon

    Julia is joined by Michelle Ryan, a Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology who famously uncovered the phenomenon of the glass cliff, whereby women (and members of other minority groups) are more likely to be placed in leadership positions that are risky or precarious.
    Julia and Michelle discuss how this phenomenon has played out during the pandemic, how Covid-19 has impacted progress towards gender equality more generally and why we should interrogate seemingly empowering messages for women to “lean in” to development opportunities.

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    • 41 min
    Audette Exel on saving the world, one investment banker at a time

    Audette Exel on saving the world, one investment banker at a time

    Julia is joined by Audette Exel, a trailblazer who has combined the high-flying world of high finance with global humanitarian work that has had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in poverty around the world. Julia asks Audette about her remarkable career journey, what inspired her to take up her humanitarian mission, and how her work has helped women and girls globally.
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    • 37 min
    Jenny Macklin on speaking out and making a change

    Jenny Macklin on speaking out and making a change

    Jenny Macklin was the longest serving woman in Australia’s House of Representatives, and was the first woman to become the Deputy Leader of a major Australian political party. She served in parliament alongside Julia and was instrumental in driving some of the most important policy reforms in Australia’s contemporary history, including the country’s first national Paid Parental Leave Scheme and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
    In this episode, Jenny and Julia reflect on the importance of female representation in government, the need for competition between women, what more needs to be done to combat the misogynistic treatment of female politicians, and how parliament can effect positive change for women in Australia and beyond.

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    • 46 min

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