54 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 99 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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    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
    Kate Mosse on giving voice to unheard women in history

    Kate Mosse on giving voice to unheard women in history

    In this episode, Julia is joined by Kate Mosse, a British novelist, non-fiction and short story writer, founder of the Women's Prize for Fiction – the largest annual celebration of women's writing in the world – and creator of the global campaign, #WomanInHistory, launched in January 2021 to honour, celebrate and promote women’s achievements throughout history. Kate shares what inspired her to start writing, the power of fiction to give voice to unheard women and her experience as a live-in carer during the pandemic.
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    • 45 min
    Cordelia Fine on debunking gendered science

    Cordelia Fine on debunking gendered science

    Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and author who brings her work challenging gender misconceptions in science to a wider audience through her best-selling books, including Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds, which was the Royal Society science book of the year in 2017. In this episode, Julia and Cordelia discuss encounters with sexism in their early school years, how the male and female brain are not as different as is traditionally understood, and how inequality between the sexes is cultural not natural.


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    • 45 min
    Tara June Winch on the power of indigenous stories

    Tara June Winch on the power of indigenous stories

    In this episode, Julia is joined by Wiradjuri woman and acclaimed Australian author, Tara June Winch. Tara’s incredible 2019 novel, The Yield, earned critical recognition, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for fiction, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
    Julia and Tara discuss the power of storytelling to give voice to underrepresented communities, and why we need to rethink the literary canon to make space for more diverse voices. 
    Tara also shares the incredible and unlikely story of how she became an author; and how she went from not completing high school to having her first novel on the school curriculum studied across Australian classrooms.

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    • 37 min
    Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo on economics as a lever of action for the world

    Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo on economics as a lever of action for the world

    In this episode, we welcome our first Nobel Prize winner to the podcast. Esther Duflo is Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 2019 won the Nobel Prize for Economics, making her the youngest person and only the second woman ever to receive this award.
     
    We discuss Esther’s remarkable career journey, her research into the relationship between female leaders and women’s empowerment in India, and the role of economics as “a lever of action for the world”.
     
    Economics is a notoriously un-diverse field and has a long history of systematic sexism. So we also spoke to Esther about her experience navigating this “locker room” culture, how we can get more women into economics, and what the future holds for the field following the #MeToo movement.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

ogigsjrtst ,

Excellent, uplifting podcast

Love listening to Julia and her guests. Very interesting and accessible conversations with women leaders in a wide range of fields.

Geordiesal ,

I love this!

Intelligent conversations between brilliant women. What’s not to like! As well as an extremely experienced politician (and a feminist icon), Julia Gilliard is a very skilled interviewer who draws out the best from the participants. She doesn’t have the ego of most politicians in trying to put herself in the best light.

Teaching Mums Ltd ,

Breath of Fresh Air

What a fantastic podcast! I’m a King’s College alumna and I love listening to this.
Thank you for bringing the voices of these wonderful and accomplished women to centre stage.
Lulu Lincoln #classof2013

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