27 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.

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

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    • 4.8, 29 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.

    Ayesha Hazarika on women and political power

    Ayesha Hazarika on women and political power

    Julia talks to former political advisor and comedian Ayesha Hazarika. They discuss the similarities between comedy and politics these days (“there’s barely a cigarette paper between them”), fighting to push equality policies up the agenda in male dominated environments, and why politics and policy will never change until women are better represented in the “power behind the throne”, as special advisors to politicians.




    If you enjoyed this episode or any others, please rate and review us on your preferred podcast provider. It really helps us reach more listeners with our message of a more gender-equal world.
     
    Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader.
     
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    • 47 min
    Anne Marie Rafferty on women in nursing

    Anne Marie Rafferty on women in nursing

    In a special episode marking 2020 as the Year of the Nurse, Julia talks to Anne Marie Rafferty, President of the UK’s Royal College of Nursing and Professor of Nursing Policy at King’s College London. They discuss the incredible sacrifices nurses have made during Covid-19, why the heavily female-dominated profession is so undervalued, and how the pandemic should mark a turning point in how we treat nurses – especially since there is a shortfall of 6 million of them worldwide.


    If you enjoyed this episode or any others, please rate and review us on your preferred podcast provider. It really helps us reach more listeners with our message of a more gender-equal world.
     
    Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader.
     
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    • 40 min
    Reni Eddo-Lodge on intersectional feminism

    Reni Eddo-Lodge on intersectional feminism

    Julia talks to British writer Reni Eddo-Lodge. Author of the award-winning book ‘Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race', Reni discusses the importance of intersectionality, how we move beyond a ‘white feminism’ which prioritises certain women’s voices above others, and why she’s calling for liberation rather than equality. 


    If you enjoyed this episode or any others, please rate and review us on your preferred podcast provider. It really helps us reach more listeners with our message of a more gender-equal world.
     
    Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader.
     
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    • 44 min
    Regina Benjamin on women in healthcare

    Regina Benjamin on women in healthcare

    Julia talks to Regina Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, who was appointed under President Obama. Regina shares her concerns over Covid-19’s disproportionate impact on ethnic minority populations, how she rebuilt her solo rural medical practice following its destruction by Hurricane Katrina, so she could continue treating a community 80% of whom are below the poverty line, and how she fought back when labelled “too obese” to be Surgeon General.


    If you enjoyed this episode or any others, please rate and review us on your preferred podcast provider. It really helps us reach more listeners with our message of a more gender-equal world.
     
    Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader.
     
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    • 38 min
    Katharine Viner on women in journalism

    Katharine Viner on women in journalism

    Julia talks to Katharine Viner, the the first female editor-in-chief at The Guardian and one of few women to have edited a national UK newspaper. In a recording made before the Covid pandemic hit, they discuss whether journalists have diversified beyond the “posh men in suits” who dominated when Kath first entered the profession, how the newsroom is adapting to new ways of working that benefit women and why violence against women and the planet are connected.
     
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    • 29 min
    Cate Blanchett on women in film

    Cate Blanchett on women in film

    Julia talks to two-time Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett about telling women’s stories through film, the importance of diversity in creating compelling and surprising art, and her decision to play staunch anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly in new TV series, Mrs. America, which tells the real-life story of the fight to pass the US Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. They also discuss Hollywood post-Me Too and the staggering gender pay gap that continues to exist in the film industry.


    If you enjoyed this episode or any others, please rate and review us on your preferred podcast provider. It really helps us reach more listeners with our message of a more gender-equal world.
     
    Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader.
     
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

LRJalarned ,

First time listening

Again, Great interviewer - Great guest.
This is undoubtedly the year of the Nurse.

Baklava22 ,

Love this podcast... brilliant!

Julia is a wonderful interviewer and her guests are brilliant. Amazing women. Strong women. Inspirational stories. Love this podcast.

DCIAH ,

Brilliant

What a brilliant series of interviews. Must listen!

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