A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard podcast

A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard

A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard

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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60 Episódios

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

    Julia Gillard on the best of 2021

    54:29

    Our host, Julia Gillard, takes a walk down memory lane and looks back on her podcast highlights of 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Annabel Crabb on the history, power and influence of women in Australian politics

    47:31

    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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Sarah Gilbert on designing a Covid-19 vaccine

    31:03

    Julia is joined by Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the co-creator of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, one of the most widely used Covid-19 vaccines in the world. She shares her experience of working around the clock with her team to develop the vaccine at record speed, what it’s been like to see the impact of the vaccine in the UK and beyond, and her frustration at the inequity of vaccine distribution around the world. Sarah also underlines the need for more funding for vaccine development to ensure we can be better prepared for future outbreaks and avoid the devastating consequences of another global pandemic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Manal al-Sharif on “driving while female”

    48:16

    Manal al-Sharif is a human rights campaigner who received global attention for her arrest for “driving while female” in 2011, an event that shocked the world and highlighted the lack of rights and autonomy experienced by women in Saudi Arabia. In addition to her activism, Manal is also incredibly accomplished in the world of technology and was listed as one of Forbes’s top 50 women in tech and by Newsweek as one of the top tech revolutionaries in the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Former NZ PM Helen Clark on gender stereotypes in politics

    38:55

    Julia is joined by Helen Clark, the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the second woman to ever hold the position. Since stepping away from frontline politics in 2008, Helen has continued her vital work on the world stage, most notably as the first female head of the United Nations Development Programme and as co-chair of the independent panel set up by the WHO to learn lessons from the coronavirus outbreak.  She and Julia discuss the impact of the pandemic, the damaging effects of gender stereotypes on female politicians, and why having women in office is so important to inspire the next generation of female leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Michelle Ryan on the glass cliff phenomenon

    41:19

    Julia is joined by Michelle Ryan, a Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology who famously uncovered the phenomenon of the glass cliff, whereby women (and members of other minority groups) are more likely to be placed in leadership positions that are risky or precarious. Julia and Michelle discuss how this phenomenon has played out during the pandemic, how Covid-19 has impacted progress towards gender equality more generally and why we should interrogate seemingly empowering messages for women to “lean in” to development opportunities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Audette Exel on saving the world, one investment banker at a time

    37:21

    Julia is joined by Audette Exel, a trailblazer who has combined the high-flying world of high finance with global humanitarian work that has had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in poverty around the world. Julia asks Audette about her remarkable career journey, what inspired her to take up her humanitarian mission, and how her work has helped women and girls globally. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Jenny Macklin on speaking out and making a change

    46:07

    Jenny Macklin was the longest serving woman in Australia’s House of Representatives, and was the first woman to become the Deputy Leader of a major Australian political party. She served in parliament alongside Julia and was instrumental in driving some of the most important policy reforms in Australia’s contemporary history, including the country’s first national Paid Parental Leave Scheme and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.In this episode, Jenny and Julia reflect on the importance of female representation in government, the need for competition between women, what more needs to be done to combat the misogynistic treatment of female politicians, and how parliament can effect positive change for women in Australia and beyond. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Kate Mosse on giving voice to unheard women in history

    45:07

    In this episode, Julia is joined by Kate Mosse, a British novelist, non-fiction and short story writer, founder of the Women's Prize for Fiction – the largest annual celebration of women's writing in the world – and creator of the global campaign, #WomanInHistory, launched in January 2021 to honour, celebrate and promote women’s achievements throughout history. Kate shares what inspired her to start writing, the power of fiction to give voice to unheard women and her experience as a live-in carer during the pandemic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Cordelia Fine on debunking gendered science

    45:41

    Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and author who brings her work challenging gender misconceptions in science to a wider audience through her best-selling books, including Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds, which was the Royal Society science book of the year in 2017. In this episode, Julia and Cordelia discuss encounters with sexism in their early school years, how the male and female brain are not as different as is traditionally understood, and how inequality between the sexes is cultural not natural. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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