The State Library of Queensland is putting on a series of online events and this is one that I am particularly looking forward to. This series, called Talking Ideas, presents a number of speakers who have interesting ideas and perspectives about the world.
We are lucky that some of them want to share these with a wider audience and in this online event, Julia Gillard will be discussing her book on Women and Leadership. She has co-written this book with Nagozi Okonjo-Iweala and they draw on their broad experience on the world stage in politics, economics and global not-for-profits to share some strong ideas about the impact of gender on the treatment of leaders.
The authors interviewed women leaders including Jacinda Arden, Hillary Clinton, Elle Johnson Sirleaf, Theresa May and more, to examine their leadership journeys and individual lived experiences.
Who can forget Julia's seminal moment in Parliament during her Premiership, when in October 2012 she received worldwide attention for her speech in Parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life? For those of you who might need to fill in some gaps about her, she was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013. Ms Gillard is the first woman to ever serve as Australia's Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister.
While this is a free event, booking is essential. You can book by following this link. BOOK HERE
The event is scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd of July 2020 at 7.30 to 8.30 pm.
For more information on Julia Gillard and Jessica van Vonderen, please see here.
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