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Julia Gillard: Women & Leadership

14 May 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Centennial Hall, Sydney Town Hall
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Julia Gillard

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In 2019 women are still vastly underrepresented in positions of power. When will girls and boys grow up in a world that truly offers them equal access to leadership?

What are the social and educational barriers holding women back from equality?

As Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard views questions about women and leadership from different perspectives, and is now building a Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London.

What are her insights on achieving real change?

This event is presented in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Institute.

Chaired by Jenny Brockie.

Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King College London

Through research, advocacy and practice, the Institute addresses women’s underrepresentation in leadership, and explore the ways gender negatively impacts the valuation of female leaders. 


Wheelchair accessibility

Sydney Town Hall’s accessible entrance is via the Druitt St (opposite the Queen Victoria Building). Accessible unisex toilet facilities are available on each publicly accessible floor of the building. If you require assistance when visiting the building, please contact Sydney Town Hall to discuss your requirements on 02 9265 9282. 

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Companion Card

The Centre for Ideas supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. 


The Centre for Ideas can provide Auslan interpreting services for selected talks upon request. 

Julia Gillard

Hon Julia Gillard AC

Hon Julia Gillard AC 27th Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013.

Jenny Brockie

Jenny Brockie

Jenny Brockie is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced journalists and broadcasters. She currently hosts the SBS program, Insight, where she leads a lively forum discussion on a single topic each week. Jenny’s extensive media career began at the ABC and spans television, online, radio and print. She has won a swag of media awards including the coveted Gold Walkley, two AFI Awards, a Logie, a Human Rights Award and three other Walkley Awards. She has also received eight United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards for her work on Insight.