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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
    • 4.8 • 50 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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    Spotlight on the Stella Prize – Celebrating women's writing

    Spotlight on the Stella Prize – Celebrating women's writing

    Now in its 10th year, the Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing and championing diversity and cultural change.
     
    To celebrate the 2022 prize, Julia sits down with Evelyn Araluen, this year’s prize winner, to discuss her award-winning debut book, Drop Bear, which weaves together past and present, her personal history and the story of indigenous Australia through powerful lyrical verse. Evelyn shares her writing experience, her journey into poetry and what it’s been like being recognised by the prize.
     
    Julia also speaks with Jaclyn Booton, the Executive Director of the Stella Prize, about how it was established and why it is so important to spotlight Australian women’s writing. Evie Wyld also joins this bumper episode to share her experience as the 2021 prize winner and talk about her critically acclaimed novel, The Bass Rock. 
     
    Show notes
     
    Learn more about the Stella Prize at https://stella.org.au/prize/The 2022 Prize winning book, Drop Bear by Evelyn Araluen is available in Australia at https://www.uqp.com.au/books/dropbearThe 2021 Prize winning novel, The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld is available in Australia at https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-bass-rock-9781761045301 and in the UK at https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-bass-rock/evie-wyld/9781784705497

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    • 37 min
    Theresa May and Julia Gillard: an International Women's Day conversation

    Theresa May and Julia Gillard: an International Women's Day conversation

     
    In this special episode – which is a recording from a live Global Institute for Women’s Leadership event held in London in the week of International Women’s Day, in partnership with Ipsos UK – Julia speaks to Theresa May, who in 2016 became only the second woman to serve as UK prime minister.
     
    The two former leaders sat down to discuss their experiences at the highest level of politics, the obstacles they faced, and what we can do to improve gender equality and women's political representation.
    You can watch the full event at https://tinyurl.com/MayGillardIWD.

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    • 31 min
    Kelly Beaver: Spotlight on global attitudes to gender equality

    Kelly Beaver: Spotlight on global attitudes to gender equality

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re bringing you a special episode of the podcast. This will be the first of our Spotlight series, where we take a deep-dive into the latest research, news and ideas on gender equality and hear from incredible researchers at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and beyond.
     
    We’re delighted to be joined today by Kelly Beaver, the recently appointed Chief Executive of Ipsos UK, and first woman to hold that role. Ahead of International Women's Day, Kelly's fantastic team have partnered with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership on a new global survey of more than 20,000 people across 30 countries looking at attitudes to gender equality, feminism, harassment, abuse and more. Here, she unpacks some of the findings.

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    • 18 min
    Ed Miliband on how to support men to share the care

    Ed Miliband on how to support men to share the care

    A remarkably similar proportion of mums and dads would like to work flexibly to spend more time with their children – yet mothers are much more likely to work part-time than fathers. These patterns can be ingrained early. In the UK, fathers and non-childbearing parents are eligible to take up to 50 weeks of shared parental leave, but estimates for uptake vary from just 0.5% to 8%. These unequal divisions of parental care and flexible working are significant drivers of the gender pay gap. So, what can we do to fix them and better support men to share the care?
    In this bonus episode – a recording from a GIWL event last year – Julia is joined by a panel of experts to discuss these issues:

    Ed Miliband, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the author of Go Big: How To Fix Our World Shoshana Davidson, Principal Advisor, Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion at the Behavioural Insights Team Drew Gibson, Senior Manager for Inclusion at Santander UK
    For more information, you can download Shoshana’s presentation from the event here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/giwl/assets/share-the-care-event-slides.pdf

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    Julia Gillard on the best of 2021

    Julia Gillard on the best of 2021

    Our host, Julia Gillard, takes a walk down memory lane and looks back on her podcast highlights of 2021.
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    • 54 min
    Annabel Crabb on the history, power and influence of women in Australian politics

    Annabel Crabb on the history, power and influence of women in Australian politics

    On the back of her hit television show 'Ms Represented', documenting the last 100 years since women were elected to the Australian parliament, much loved journalist Annabel Crabb talks with Julia about the history, power and influence of women in Australian politics, and what she has seen to be one of the most exciting developments in politics in the last few years. 
     
    In this episode, Annabel also explores her own career as a journalist from young cadet at the Adelaide Advertiser to a stalwart of the Canberra press pack; and the difference it makes to have more senior women in the Press Gallery.
     
    They also delve into the impact of Covid-19, both for Annabel and women more generally, and how the issues of inequality highlighted through the pandemic might flow through to the upcoming federal election. 

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

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.

Lisa Kane ,

Top notch

Strong guests, good questions—a lively and spirited show. Julia Gillard’s grit is invigorating, her intelligence and wit a balm. Yes, a toxic, male-dominated system endures. But Gillard’s tenacity increases my hope that leadership opportunities based on competence, merit and integrity may lie ahead for my grand daughters. This podcast says just such a hope is worthy of courage and conviction. Thank you!

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