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Who we are

We work towards a world in which women of all backgrounds have fair and equal access to leadership.  

Chaired by Julia Gillard, the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia, the institute brings together rigorous research, practice and advocacy to break down the barriers to women becoming leaders, while challenging ideas of what leadership looks like.

The institute undertakes a range of activities designed to strengthen:

  • Research – drawing together existing findings and undertaking new studies.
  • Practice – using research to deliver evidence-based training and teaching.
  • Advocacy and engagement – bringing together experts and stakeholders from across the world.

What is seen as leadership and who is able to become a leader should be determined free from any prejudice based on gender.

– Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership and the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia