90 episodes

Julia Gillard, the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia sits down for insightful, moving and thought-provoking conversations with some of the most interesting people from around the world working to advance gender equality – whether that's by actively dismantling gender-based barriers, or by being inspirational trailblazers in their field. We'll bring you stories from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, sport and many more, shining a light on people doing amazing things that you might not have heard about, and learning more about those we already know and love.
Julia presents a podcast in her role as Founder and Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership (GIWL). GIWL is a world-leading research institute working to advance gender equality within workplaces, communities and societies. The podcast is produced by the GIWL team at the Australian National University, Canberra, with support from our sister institute at King's College London. Earnings from the podcast go back into the Institute, supporting the work we do to advance gender equality in Australia and the Asia Pacific, and beyond.
To stay up to date with the Institute’s work go to giwl.anu.edu.au and sign up to our updates, or follow us on social media @GIWLANU. You can also find @APodcastofOnesOwn on Instagram.
The team at A Podcast of One's Own acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening today.

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

Julia Gillard, the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia sits down for insightful, moving and thought-provoking conversations with some of the most interesting people from around the world working to advance gender equality – whether that's by actively dismantling gender-based barriers, or by being inspirational trailblazers in their field. We'll bring you stories from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, sport and many more, shining a light on people doing amazing things that you might not have heard about, and learning more about those we already know and love.
Julia presents a podcast in her role as Founder and Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership (GIWL). GIWL is a world-leading research institute working to advance gender equality within workplaces, communities and societies. The podcast is produced by the GIWL team at the Australian National University, Canberra, with support from our sister institute at King's College London. Earnings from the podcast go back into the Institute, supporting the work we do to advance gender equality in Australia and the Asia Pacific, and beyond.
To stay up to date with the Institute’s work go to giwl.anu.edu.au and sign up to our updates, or follow us on social media @GIWLANU. You can also find @APodcastofOnesOwn on Instagram.
The team at A Podcast of One's Own acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening today.

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    Chanel Contos on the fight for consent education

    Chanel Contos on the fight for consent education

    In this episode, Julia sits down with activist, sexual consent champion and a voice for her generation, Chanel Contos. Chanel was a catalyst for transforming how consent education works in Australia. In 2021, aged just 22, she sparked a national media storm when she exposed the alarming level of sexual assault in Sydney private schools. From here, the “Teach Us Consent” Campaign was born –  an online petition asking for sexual consent education in Australian schools, which quickly gained more than 44,000 signatures supported by over 6,500 testimonies of sexual assault. And less just a year later in 2022, this ground-breaking campaign resulted in fundamental changes to the Australian curriculum when holistic and age-appropriate consent education was introduced in every school, across every age group.
    Chanel takes us through this whirlwind journey – from that first day back in 2021, up until today, and reflects on everything she’s been up to along the way. From publishing her first book, Consent Laid Bare, to her work with young changemakers as the Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership's Youth Committee. She and Julia talk activist burnout, how to engage everyone (especially young men and boys) in the conversation around consent, their optimism for the future and why it’s so important to be ruthless with systems and kind with people if we want to achieve lasting cultural change.
    CW: This episode covers themes of consent and sexual violence, and parts of this conversation may be distressing for some listeners. If this brings up anything for you, help is available by contacting the 24-hour national counselling service 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.


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    • 44 min
    Julia Gillard looks back on 2023

    Julia Gillard looks back on 2023

    In the final episode of 2023, Julia takes a look back at the incredible conversations of Season 5.


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    • 43 min
    Sam Mostyn on women breaking through in business, sport and equal opportunity

    Sam Mostyn on women breaking through in business, sport and equal opportunity

    Sam Mostyn has had a formidable career in executive positions, working across business, sport, climate change, the arts, policy and not for profit.
    She recently led the Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce, and was the first woman AFL Commissioner, where she spearheaded the creation of a women’s league. 
    Now Sam is taking over from Julia as Chair of Beyond Blue, Australia’s leading mental health support service.
    In this episode, Julia and Sam discuss mental health, gender equality and how women can succeed in what is often still very much a man’s world.
    Show notes

    If you need mental health support visit Beyond Blue | 24/7 Support for Anxiety, Depression and Suicide PreventionIf you need crisis support call Lifeline on 13 11 14
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    • 50 min
    Elly Desmarchelier on barriers, resilience, and demanding a seat at the table

    Elly Desmarchelier on barriers, resilience, and demanding a seat at the table

    Elly Desmarchelier is a proud disabled woman who uses her voice to advocate for the 1 in 5 Australians living with disability. 
    Elly was the public face of a national campaign to maintain and defend the integrity of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme, taking the fight all the way to Parliament House in Canberra.
    Elly and Julia discuss the barriers and discrimination Elly has faced and overcome throughout her life, and her determination to pave a smoother path for the next generation.
    Show notes: You can find out more about Australia's Disability Royal Commission at: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

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    • 50 min
    Annie Lennox on anthems, activism & global feminism

    Annie Lennox on anthems, activism & global feminism

    In this episode, Julia is joined by music legend, humanitarian and activist, Annie Lennox. Hailed as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone, Annie has won more Brit Awards than any other female artist in history, sold over 80 million records worldwide as a solo artist and in Eurythmics with Dave Stewart and was named "the most successful female British artist in UK music history" by the Official Charts Company in June 2013.  
    In 2011, Annie was awarded an OBE for her contribution towards combating HIV/AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa and in 2008, she founded the global women’s rights organisation, The Circle.

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    • 39 min
    Turia Pitt on determination, defying expectations and taking up space

    Turia Pitt on determination, defying expectations and taking up space

    Turia Pitt is the epitome of determination and grit.
    She’s been defying expectations ever since she was caught in a grassfire at 24, suffering burns to 65% of her body.
    Surviving against overwhelming odds, she’s rebuilt her life and is now a business owner, writer, motivational speaker and Mum.
    Julia and Turia discuss the day that changed her life forever, how she forged a new path for herself and the gender inequality that persists in Australia.


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

DaisyS3033 ,

Global feminism, love it!

Very powerful women as guests, I’ve learned so much about gender equality & feminism from this show. And a lot about women’s experiences in different countries too.

D0ttylady ,

Great insights from global connversations

I just listened to the interview with Theresa May and really enjoyed learning more about this leader who fought unfair gender stereotypes throughout her time as the British prime minister. Every interview offers new insights and ideas, I would strongly recommend it. Julia Gillard does a fantastic job of keeping conversations grounded and making great connections with her interviewees.

Rosewood Robyn ,

Connected!

I live remotely, off the grid in a small log cabin on an island off the coast of Maine. I am deeply connected to my roots in the Lockyer Valley of Queensland. Julia's podcast keeps me company and in touch with the world of women's issues. My small kitchen becomes expansive whenever I tune into one of her podcasts. I immediately feel connected to so many people all around the world who are making change happen for the benefit of women and families.

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