A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard
A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard
About 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and author. She has worked as a reporter for numerous media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, New Scientist and National Geographic. In 2020, Angela was named one of the World’s Top 50 Thinkers by Prospect Magazine and in 2018 she was voted one of the most respected journalists in the UK. Angela has written Superior: The Return of Race Science, which was published in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim, and Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, which has been translated into fourteen languages. Both are on university reading lists across the world. Her latest book, The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule, is released this month and explores the roots of gendered oppression and how patriarchal systems became embedded in societies and spread across the globe. The Patriarchs is available to order from independent UK bookshops here: https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-patriarchs-how-men-came-to-rule-angela-saini/6898353?ean=9780008418113, and in Australia here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-patriarchs-angela-saini/book/9780008418113.html. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Regina Waugh has been working in public service for over a decade to advance the rights of marginalised groups, champion gender equality and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Regina served as the Obama administration’s director for human rights and gender at the White House National Security Council and as the chief of staff in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the US Department of State. Today, she is working with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems to support female leaders and advance gender equality in the electoral process. Regina and Julia discuss how we can address barriers to women’s political participation, such as violence against women in politics both online and off, uneven access to electoral justice, and restrictive gender norms. We’re releasing this episode to coincide with the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence; an international campaign that calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Find out more about the campaign, and what you can do to support its mission, here: https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/unite/16-days-of-activism. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On 9 October 2012, Julia Gillard stood in Parliament House and delivered one of the most impassioned and iconic speeches in the history of Australian politics. The “misogyny speech” reverberated around the world and continues to reach further into our collective consciousness to this day. Julia’s words were a call to arms from the highest office in the nation – that misogyny and sexism should no longer be tolerated, because women are entitled to a better standard in private, public and professional life, and ten years on, her speech continues to inspire and challenge us to call out sexism and misogyny in every field. Julia sat down with historian Mary Beard earlier this month at an event to mark the ten-year anniversary, explore the legacy of the speech today and look at what's next in the fight for gender equality. In this episode, you’ll hear that conversation, recorded live from the event for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London. During the conversation, Mary and Julia discuss Julia's new book, Not Now, Not Ever: Ten years on from the misogyny speech, which features contributions from Mary Beard, Jess Hill, Jennifer Palmieri, Katharine Murphy and many others. All profits from the book go to the Global Institute for Women's Leadership to support our research and advocacy work. You can find out more about the book here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/not-now-not-ever-9780143779759. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Hannah Gadsby is an Australian comedian, writer and actress. In 2018 she stopped comedy in its tracks with her multi award winning show, Nanette, which reshapes standard stand-up by pairing punchlines with personal revelations on gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil. Nanette played to sold out houses in Australia, the UK and New York, and its launch on Netflix, and subsequent Emmy and Peabody award wins, introduced Nanette (and Hannah) to an even bigger global audience. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Rosie Campbell is professor of politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, where she works with Julia. Rosie has authored research on voting behaviour, public opinion and the politics of diversity and political recruitment. In this episode, Julia asks Rosie about women’s participation in politics and gendered patterns of support for the populist radical right. Julia and Rosie also discuss the main issues facing women that risk stalling gender equality over the next decade, and how we can accelerate the rate of change and advance women’s access to leadership. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Listeners are advised that this episode contains discussion of suicide. If you need support at any time, please call Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 In this powerful episode, Julia is joined by renowned journalist, radio presenter, and author Indira Naidoo to explore acceptance, grief, love, and the healing powers of nature. During her 30 odd year career, Indira has hosted and reported for numerous news and current affairs shows, becoming a well-known and celebrated personality on Australian TV. Today, you can hear her voice on the ABC’s Nightline program. She will also be hosting two live events with Julia in Melbourne and Sydney this October to commemorate ten years since ‘The Misogyny Speech’. In 2000, Indira branched out beyond full-time news broadcasting to pursue advocacy based around global environmental problems and linking these to conflict, poverty, equity and food security. She has also become an advocate for food-gardening and design, publishing the Edible Balcony and The Edible City. Indira’s latest book The Space Between the Stars is an entirely different offering which provides a deeply personal exploration of Indira’s views of love, loss, and the restorative powers of nature, which she wrote following her youngest sister’s death by suicide. Julia and Indira discuss the incredible bond Indira shared with her sisters, and how the enduring power of sisterhood helped to carry her through life’s most difficult times. You can purchase Indira's book, The Space Between the Stars here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dr Lina AbiRafeh is a global women’s rights expert and gender equality advocate. She has spent more than two decades working to eradicate gender-based violence worldwide, working in more than 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, and many more. Lina previously served as the director of the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese American University and has worked as an advisor and aid worker for various human rights and development organisations, including the World Bank and several United Nations agencies. In 2018 and 2019 she was listed among the Gender Equality Top 100 most influential people in Global Policy for her research and dedication to gender-based violence prevention. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dr Amel Karboul is an author, politician and business leader. She was the first woman in history to be Tunisia’s Minister of Tourism and was a leading member of the government that led that country’s transition to democracy, after the Arab Spring. Now, as CEO of The Education Outcomes Fund, she is using her skills to build an innovative new approach to making sure every child gets a great education. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Baroness Helena Kennedy is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers and has dedicated her more than forty-year career to giving voice to those who have least power within the system. Helena has worked on some of the UK’s most high-profile cases, including the appeal by the Guildford Four, who were wrongly accused and imprisoned for planting an IRA bomb in a pub used by British soldiers. She is also a leading voice for equal opportunities for women working in law and has championed reforms to address the discrimination experienced by women in the legal system, especially relating to sexual and domestic violence. In this episode, Helena shares what sparked her love affair with the law and how she bucked convention to become one of Britain's leading barristers at a time when women were largely excluded from the legal profession. She and Julia discuss her landmark human rights cases, and also delve into her recent work on the #EvacuateHer campaign to provide support to female judges, lawyers, women’s rights activists, human rights defenders and their families who were at risk after the Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan. Learn more about the #EvacuateHer campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-afghan-judges-lawyers-womens-activists Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Earlier this month, Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. In this special Spotlight episode, we’ll be exploring her historic reign and what it can teach us about gender roles and female leadership. For this conversation, Julia is joined by Anna Whitelock a historian, author and broadcaster who specialises in monarchy. Anna is a Professor of the History of Monarchy at City, University of London, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Modern Monarchy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Our Spotlight episodes take a deep-dive into the latest news, issues and ideas on women and gender equality, and feature incredible researchers from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London and beyond. In this episode, Julia is joined by Andrea Ellner, a Lecturer in Defence Studies at King’s College London who specialises in gender, war, and security, to explore how the Ukraine war is impacting women and girls. If you would like to support women in Ukraine, you can donate to the UN Women’s emergency Ukraine appeal here: https://www.unwomenuk.org/ukraine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Julia is joined by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Gloria has been at the vanguard of the women’s rights movement and has been questioning the status quo and pushing against the patriarchy for almost 60 years. They discuss Gloria’s career as a political activist, journalist, writer, and editor, the erosion of reproductive rights in the US, and what feminism means today. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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/dropbear The 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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