King’s is delighted to announce that Hillary Rodham Clinton, former US Secretary of State and the first female presidential candidate of a major US political party, will be joining Julia Gillard, the first and only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia, for a discussion to launch our new World Questions event series.
Hosted by the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL) and Policy Institute at King’s, the event will be supported by new research into the factors that help or hinder equality between women and men, carried out in collaboration with Ipsos MORI.
Julia Gillard chairs GIWL, which was set up last year to better understand and address the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership positions.
“For decades Secretary Clinton has been a pioneer for women’s rights and the fight for equality. She has inspired girls and women across the world to never doubt that they are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every opportunity and chance. I am delighted to welcome her to King’s College London to launch the World Questions event series with a discussion about her experience as a female leader and what needs to change so that more women can follow in her footsteps.”– Julia Gillard
The event will also help mark the upcoming 25th anniversary in 2020 of Secretary Clinton’s ground-breaking Beijing speech on gender equality, where she famously declared: “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights”, and the publication of The Book of Gutsy Women, by Secretary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea.
Ed Byrne, President and Principal of King’s, said: “King’s College London is thrilled to host two of the world’s most influential people working towards gender equality today. Given the importance of this issue to King’s, it is fitting that it will be the focus of the first event in our new World Questions series.
“This new series will aid King’s in achieving its vision of making the world a better place by shining a light on challenges which impact us all and promoting new perspectives, insights and solutions from global leaders with first-hand experience of making change.”
This World Questions event follows on from the successful launch of A Podcast of One’s Own, which sees Julia Gillard in conversation with female leaders and people working on women’s equality.
The discussion between Julia Gillard and Hillary Rodham Clinton will be live streamed at 3.00pm on Wednesday 13 November 2019 via the King’s College London YouTube channel.