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As the first female Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard faced extensive sexist behaviour and gendered double standards, leading to her now famous misogyny speech. When she exited Australian politics these experiences left her with a set of burning questions:
‘How much of my experience was about the temper of the political times in which I served? How much of my experiences were about me as an individual and the choices I had made? How much of my experience was simply because I was a woman?’
Trying to answer these questions led Julia to found the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, which through research, practice, advocacy and engagement works towards a world in which women, of all backgrounds, have fair and equal access to leadership, while also challenging ideas of what leadership looks like.
Join King’s alumna and renowned journalist, broadcaster and author, Angela Saini in conversation with Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and former Prime Minister of Australia as they discuss how Julia’s experience in leadership led her to establish GIWL and why, despite decades of frustratingly slow progress, she believes a research based approach will transform the future of women and leadership.
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