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A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard

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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.

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.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@GIWLkings

Language:

English

Contact:

020 7848 3565


Episodes

University of Adelaide Panel: Frances Adamson, Tanya Monro and Amanda Vanstone

1/11/2021
As an Honorary Visiting Professor of the University of Adelaide, Julia normally gives an annual public lecture to the University community. This was not possible in 2020, so Julia instead hosted this special episode of A Podcast of One's Own with three distinguished University of Adelaide alumna - former Australian Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone, Australia's Chief Defence Scientist Tanya Monro and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary Frances Adamson. They...

Duration:00:44:23

Julia Gillard on the year that was 2020

12/30/2020
Julia looks back on the year that was 2020, and some of her favourite discussions from A Podcast of One's Own. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:52

Clementine Ford - fighting for feminism

12/14/2020
*Disclaimer* - This episode includes a discussion of eating disorders, and listener discretion is advised. If this episode raises issues for you, and you would like further support, visit the Butterfly Foundation website (butterfly.org.au) or call their helpline 1800 33 4673 Clementine Ford thinks women are only going to affect real change in gender equality if they stop appeasing men and start fighting. Julia talk Clementine about her honest and uncompromising approach to feminism, and how...

Duration:00:44:31

Edwina Grosvenor on women in the criminal justice system

11/30/2020
Julia talks to Lady Edwina Grosvenor, philanthropist and criminal justice campaigner. With a lifelong dedication to fairness in criminal justice systems, she is a staunch advocate for better understanding trauma in the prison system, and raising awareness of how compassion and respect can prevent women from reoffending. They discuss the experience of women in prison, forgiveness, and creating work that brings change. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:42:12

Sarah Snook : from Adelaide to the Emmy Awards

11/16/2020
Julia speaks to Emmy nominated actor Sarah Snook on all things show-business. They discuss how Sarah has navigated her acting career, all the way from Adelaide to an Emmy nomination for her role in HBO’s Succession. They explore the #metoo movement, how Sarah battled imposter syndrome, and the best advice career advice Sarah has ever received. Sarah also shares with Julia some of the hilarious ways she kept busy during Covid restrictions in Melbourne. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...

Duration:00:36:30

Anne-Marie Imafidon on women in STEM

11/9/2020
Julia talks to Anne-Marie Imafidon, who was one of the youngest people to ever graduate with a Master’s degree from Oxford. She’s now a computer scientist with a passion to inspire the next generation of young women in STEM. They discuss growing up in a family of high achievers, what it’s like working in the made dominated area of STEM, and how we can revolutionise women’s representation in science and technology. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:45:40

Clare Malone on who will be the next US President

10/28/2020
With only days to go before the US Election, Julia speaks to Clare Malone, a Senior Political Reporter with data driven news site, FiveThirtyEight on what we can expect to see when ballots are counted. Clare explains the current state of play – what is the data telling us about who will win the presidency, what might happen on election day and in the weeks and months after, and how things look for Trump compared to 2016. Clare and Julia discuss how American women are voting this election,...

Duration:00:39:33

Jennifer Palmieri on the 2020 US election

10/15/2020
Julia speaks to Jennifer Palmieri who was Communications Director on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign and has been on the frontline of US politics for the last 20 years. They discuss the upcoming US election and whether or not we can trust what the polls are telling us this time around. Jennifer speaks about the way gender is influencing voters and voting outcomes, and reflects on how different this campaign feels to when Hillary Clinton ran in 2016. Jennifer also talks about why...

Duration:00:43:11

Shola Mos-Shogbamimu on disrupting the status quo

10/2/2020
Julia speaks to Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, lawyer, activist, and all-round force to be reckoned with. They discuss how Shola managed to complete so many degrees while raising her children, why your first role model should be yourself, and reconciling faith with feminism. Shola also talks about how injustice spurs on her campaigning, and the importance of making the most of every opportunity you’re given – even if you think you’ve been given it because of your gender or race: “It doesn’t matter...

Duration:00:42:20

Helen Lewis on difficult women

9/17/2020
In an episode recorded in the studio back in March, Julia talks to journalist and writer Helen Lewis about her book, Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights, which uncovers the more unpalatable, imperfect sides of the pioneers who achieved some of the greatest gains for women throughout history. She explains that we need to see these women in all their nuances and imperfections, in order to remind ourselves that they’re not superhumans and that we’re all capable of fighting for...

Duration:00:43:18

Georgie Harman on women and mental health

9/4/2020
Julia talks to Georgie Harman, CEO of Beyond Blue, Australia’s leading mental health support organisation, about the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on mental wellbeing. Georgie, who’s currently living through the lockdown in Melbourne with her dog Lola, talks about what’s getting her through the days (and the “Zoom Doom”), how she supports her team as well as the Melbourne community, why men and women experience mental health in different ways, and how her love of TV show Neighbours...

Duration:00:41:26

Clare Wright on history’s forgotten women

8/20/2020
Julia talks to historian Professor Clare Wright about the forgotten women from Australian history. They discuss how the women who won the vote in Australia influenced the rest of the world, the importance of increasing visibility of women’s leadership in a country where there are more statues of animals than women, and why telling women’s stories from history is crucial to achieving gender equality today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:41:45

Ayesha Hazarika on women and political power

8/6/2020
Julia talks to former political advisor and comedian Ayesha Hazarika. They discuss the similarities between comedy and politics these days (“there’s barely a cigarette paper between them”), fighting to push equality policies up the agenda in male dominated environments, and why politics and policy will never change until women are better represented in the “power behind the throne”, as special advisors to politicians. If you enjoyed this episode or any others, please rate and review us on...

Duration:00:47:09

Anne Marie Rafferty on women in nursing

7/24/2020
In a special episode marking 2020 as the Year of the Nurse, Julia talks to Anne Marie Rafferty, President of the UK’s Royal College of Nursing and Professor of Nursing Policy at King’s College London. They discuss the incredible sacrifices nurses have made during Covid-19, why the heavily female-dominated profession is so undervalued, and how the pandemic should mark a turning point in how we treat nurses – especially since there is a shortfall of 6 million of them worldwide. If you enjoyed...

Duration:00:40:22

Reni Eddo-Lodge on intersectional feminism

7/10/2020
Julia talks to British writer Reni Eddo-Lodge. Author of the award-winning book ‘Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race', Reni discusses the importance of intersectionality, how we move beyond a ‘white feminism’ which prioritises certain women’s voices above others, and why she’s calling for liberation rather than equality. If you enjoyed this episode or any others, please rate and review us on your preferred podcast provider. It really helps us reach more listeners with our...

Duration:00:44:53

Regina Benjamin on women in healthcare

6/26/2020
Julia talks to Regina Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, who was appointed under President Obama. Regina shares her concerns over Covid-19’s disproportionate impact on ethnic minority populations, how she rebuilt her solo rural medical practice following its destruction by Hurricane Katrina, so she could continue treating a community 80% of whom are below the poverty line, and how she fought back when labelled “too obese” to be Surgeon General. If you enjoyed this...

Duration:00:39:08

Katharine Viner on women in journalism

6/12/2020
Julia talks to Katharine Viner, the the first female editor-in-chief at The Guardian and one of few women to have edited a national UK newspaper. In a recording made before the Covid pandemic hit, they discuss whether journalists have diversified beyond the “posh men in suits” who dominated when Kath first entered the profession, how the newsroom is adapting to new ways of working that benefit women and why violence against women and the planet are connected. See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:29:07

Cate Blanchett on women in film

5/28/2020
Julia talks to two-time Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett about telling women’s stories through film, the importance of diversity in creating compelling and surprising art, and her decision to play staunch anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly in new TV series, Mrs. America, which tells the real-life story of the fight to pass the US Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. They also discuss Hollywood post-Me Too and the staggering gender pay gap that continues to exist in the film...

Duration:00:42:26

Hannah Fry on predicting coronavirus and women in maths

5/14/2020
Julia talks to Dr Hannah Fry, perhaps the UK’s best-known mathematician. They discuss Hannah’s 2018 BBC documentary Contagion, which predicted the coronavirus crisis with uncanny accuracy, and the lack of female representation among the scientists advising the UK government during the pandemic. Hannah also talks about the importance of getting more women and girls into mathematics and how to break down some of the gendered barriers she faced in the field. If you enjoyed this episode or...

Duration:00:46:22

Sally McManus on women and trade unions

5/1/2020
Julia talks to Sally McManus, the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions in its 90-year history. Sally discusses trying to gain acceptance in a male-dominated environment, leading the fight against unequal pay for women and learning to be herself, whether others like it or not. If you enjoyed this episode or any others, please rate and review us on your preferred podcast provider. It really helps us reach more listeners with our message of a more...

Duration:00:48:24