COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on women, with Australia’s 27th Prime Minister, the Honorable Julia Gillard (EP.13)
October 22, 2020
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COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on women, with Australia’s 27th Prime Minister, the Honorable Julia Gillard (EP.13)

We are at a time of unprecedented upheaval and none is more affected, around the world, than women and women of color. 

On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform of Action, in the very year that we were meant to honor and redouble our commitment to gender equity, even the limited gains of the last two decades hazard being swiftly and summarily rolled back. 

Here to discuss why these inequalities are so critical to redress is (my and) a #shero of global proportions: the Honorable Julia Gillard, Australia’s 27th Prime Minister and Leader of the Labor Party, from 2010 to 2013. To this day, Julia is the first and only woman to have served as Australia’s Prime Minister. She is the Inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College, London; Chair of Australia’s leading mental health awareness organization, Beyond Blue; Chair of the Global Partnership for Education; Patron of Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education; and, just announced, Chair-elect of the Wellcome Trust. Most recently, Julia published her second book, Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, with former Nigerian Finance Minister Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala — sharing the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words. 

I am so honored, and grateful, that Julia joined us, and so thrilled to be able to share our conversation with all of you. 

For more about Julia, check out her website.

View her famed misogyny speech, which rocked the world for its “masterful, righteous take-down” of sexism. 

Read "Essays on Equality," the Global Institute for Women's Leadership's report on the gendered impacts of COVID-19.

And learn more about and purchase Julia's new book, Women and Leadership.