A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 1

31 min 3 sec

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 15

48 min 16 sec

Julia is joined by Helen Clark, the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the second woman to ever hold the position. Since stepping away from frontline politics in 2008, Helen has continued her vital work on the world stage, most notably as the first female head of the United Nations Development Programme and as co-chair of the independent panel set up by the WHO to learn lessons from the coronavirus outbreak.  She and Julia discuss the impact of the pandemic, the damaging effects of gender stereotypes on female politicians, and why having women in office is so important to inspire the next generation of female leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 1

38 min 55 sec

Julia is joined by Michelle Ryan, a Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology who famously uncovered the phenomenon of the glass cliff, whereby women (and members of other minority groups) are more likely to be placed in leadership positions that are risky or precarious. Julia and Michelle discuss how this phenomenon has played out during the pandemic, how Covid-19 has impacted progress towards gender equality more generally and why we should interrogate seemingly empowering messages for women to “lean in” to development opportunities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 11

41 min 19 sec

Julia is joined by Audette Exel, a trailblazer who has combined the high-flying world of high finance with global humanitarian work that has had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in poverty around the world. Julia asks Audette about her remarkable career journey, what inspired her to take up her humanitarian mission, and how her work has helped women and girls globally. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 14

37 min 22 sec

Jenny Macklin was the longest serving woman in Australia’s House of Representatives, and was the first woman to become the Deputy Leader of a major Australian political party. She served in parliament alongside Julia and was instrumental in driving some of the most important policy reforms in Australia’s contemporary history, including the country’s first national Paid Parental Leave Scheme and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.In this episode, Jenny and Julia reflect on the importance of female representation in government, the need for competition between women, what more needs to be done to combat the misogynistic treatment of female politicians, and how parliament can effect positive change for women in Australia and beyond. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 22

46 min 7 sec

In this episode, Julia is joined by Kate Mosse, a British novelist, non-fiction and short story writer, founder of the Women's Prize for Fiction – the largest annual celebration of women's writing in the world – and creator of the global campaign, #WomanInHistory, launched in January 2021 to honour, celebrate and promote women’s achievements throughout history. Kate shares what inspired her to start writing, the power of fiction to give voice to unheard women and her experience as a live-in carer during the pandemic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 9

45 min 7 sec

Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and author who brings her work challenging gender misconceptions in science to a wider audience through her best-selling books, including Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds, which was the Royal Society science book of the year in 2017. In this episode, Julia and Cordelia discuss encounters with sexism in their early school years, how the male and female brain are not as different as is traditionally understood, and how inequality between the sexes is cultural not natural. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 27

45 min 41 sec

In this episode, Julia is joined by Wiradjuri woman and acclaimed Australian author, Tara June Winch. Tara’s incredible 2019 novel, The Yield, earned critical recognition, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for fiction, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.Julia and Tara discuss the power of storytelling to give voice to underrepresented communities, and why we need to rethink the literary canon to make space for more diverse voices. Tara also shares the incredible and unlikely story of how she became an author; and how she went from not completing high school to having her first novel on the school curriculum studied across Australian classrooms. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 14

37 min 32 sec

In this episode, we welcome our first Nobel Prize winner to the podcast. Esther Duflo is Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 2019 won the Nobel Prize for Economics, making her the youngest person and only the second woman ever to receive this award. We discuss Esther’s remarkable career journey, her research into the relationship between female leaders and women’s empowerment in India, and the role of economics as “a lever of action for the world”. Economics is a notoriously un-diverse field and has a long history of systematic sexism. So we also spoke to Esther about her experience navigating this “locker room” culture, how we can get more women into economics, and what the future holds for the field following the #MeToo movement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 28

38 min 13 sec

In this episode, Julia is joined by Alice Albright, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education. The GPE is the largest global fund solely dedicated to transforming education in lower-income countries and works to put gender equality at the heart of national education systems.Alice discusses how girls’ education is essential to advancing women’s empowerment globally, how Covid-19 has restricted opportunities for girls around the world, and how we can address this in order to build back better after the pandemic. Alice also walks us through her career journey, sharing her experience of working on Wall Street in the 1980s and how she overcame misogyny to rise up the ranks despite the hyper-masculine work environment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 8

39 min 47 sec

On this episode, we welcome Patricia Kingori, Professor in Sociology and Global Health Ethics at the University of Oxford, who has been recognised by the Powerlist as one of the most influential Black women academics in the UK for her research into fakes, fabrications and falsehoods.Patricia explains how the origins of “fake news” predate Trumpian politics and how misleading stories have a history of disproportionately impacting women and communities of colour. She and Julia also discuss the role of misinformation in the Covid-19 crisis and how it can have real-world public health implications, particularly as countries struggle to emerge from the pandemic and build confidence in vaccines. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 25

43 min 16 sec

Revelations of violent, sexist and misogynistic conduct in Parliament House have rocked Australia, leading tens of thousands to the streets to protest and dominating the news agenda. Meanwhile, in the UK, there has been an outpouring of grief and anger in response to the murder of Sarah Everard, with calls for the government and police to better protect women. In the wake of these harrowing events, are we experiencing another cultural reckoning, similar to the #MeToo movement? What’s the true extent of gendered violence in Australia and the UK today? And are our policies and laws doing enough to keep women safe?  In this bonus episode, listen to Julia Gillard and a panel of experts discuss these issues and more at a recent GIWL event. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 11

1 hr 1 min

Mary Robinson is one of the most inspiring women political leaders of her generation. In 1990 in a country where women were still largely treated as second class citizens, she was elected the seventh and first female President of Ireland, serving for seven years after which she served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and has continued to use her platform to campaign for human rights, women’s rights and climate justice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 5

35 min 23 sec

In London, the Metropolitan Police (the Met) are the force responsible for the incredibly complex task of keeping Londoners safe. At the helm of the Met is Dame Cressida Dick, the first woman to ever hold that position.Cressida speaks with Julia about her career path to the Met, and what it's been like to manage the police force in London through the pandemic.They also discuss murder of Sarah Everard and the policing of the vigil that followed, and how Cressida felt when she first found out the accused murderer was a serving Met police officer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 19

40 min 46 sec

In this special episode from the National Democratic Institute’s Changing the Face of Politics podcast, Julia interviews Secretary Madeline Albright, Former Secretary of State to the United States and Chairman of the National Democratic Institute Board of Directors. They discuss Madeleine’s experience as a leader in politics and diplomacy, and cover everything from her gender equality advocacy, what it was like to forge the path as the first female Secretary of State, great life regrets, motherhood, and of course her famous quote, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” “Some people that feel inadequate press that inadequacy on other women. So, one can blame men for everything, but I do think that we also bear some responsibility in seeking to do more than is evident at the time.” Madeleine Albright.https://www.ndi.org/changing-face-politics-podcastIf 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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 22

30 min 48 sec

In this special International Women’s Day episode of A Podcast of One’s Own, it’s Julia turn to be interviewed. She and our latest guest chat with Professor Rosie Campbell, Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London. Joining Julia is Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the newly appointed Director General of the World Trade Organisation – and the first woman to ever hold the position. They answer Rosie’s questions on the book they co-authored together, “Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons”, and explore how their research and observations in the book interplayed with their own lived experiences of being female leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 7

39 min 39 sec

In this episode, Julia welcomes her first male guest to the podcast – Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, organisational psychologist and author of Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It). They discuss how Tomas’ Argentinian, military-based background inspired his passion for understanding how individuals and organisations manage and select leaders, and how we have a tendency to be seduced by stereotypically masculine traits – such as perceived confidence – at the expense of competence. So what makes a good leader, and how can we make better, fairer selections? As Tomas explains, the key lies in fixing the system. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 8

35 min 49 sec

South African-born Australian businesswoman Gail Kelly was the first female CEO of one of Australia’s Big Four banks, the highest paid woman in an Australian corporation, and in 2010 Forbes named her the 8th most powerful woman in the world – one place above Beyoncé! On this episode Gail talks about her childhood and growing up in the politically charged environment of South Africa in the 1960’s. Gail tells of how she started as a Latin teacher before making the unexpected transition to banking, and how she managed to study an MBA and have four children – including triplets! She delves into how she did it all with the help of her very supportive partner.  Gail and Julia also discuss the value of supportive and progressive workplaces that are crucial to ensuring women have the flexibility and confidence to combine careers and motherhood. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 25

41 min 40 sec

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 discuss their their careers, early experiences with gender barriers and how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 10

44 min 24 sec

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.

Dec 2020

45 min 14 sec

*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 4673Clementine 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 she was able to take her feminist voice into spaces not known for feminist discourse. Clementine talks openly about her battle with an eating disorder, and how she overcame the anxieties around body image and the pressures placed on young women to look a certain way. Julia and Clementine share with each other how they have coped with misogyny and abuse throughout their careers, and what the best way to deal with an online troll may be. Clementine also speaks about abortion and the language of shame in which it is often discussed to oppress women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

43 min 33 sec

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.

Nov 2020

41 min 4 sec

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 opt-out information.

Nov 2020

35 min 25 sec

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.

Nov 2020

44 min 47 sec

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, why they are voting differently to 2016, and what issues are influencing their vote.Julia asks Clare about the sexist treatment of female political candidates, how media and community perceptions of gender stereotyping have evolved in politics as we’ve seen more women run for high office, and the performance of Kamala Harris as the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee.Clare talks about her experiences as a young journalist, and how she navigated her path through a male dominated environment.“The past few decades of American life have been about revealing that while the white male experience has been the predominant force in American life thus far, that is changing and…it will not be the case for much longer”.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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

39 min 34 sec

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 she thinks women need to stop playing a man’s game and change the way the game works. She also speaks about seeing history through a different lens and her friendship with Monica Lewinksy. “Women have to see that our success is linked to the success of other women…I felt like I didn’t need the help of other women, that I was going to make it on my own… What I’ve come to appreciate is that if you want to take it to the next level, you need that sisterhood to support you and you need to be a part of it.” 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 a message of a more gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which women of all backgrounds have fair and equal access to leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

43 min 11 sec

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 why you’ve been asked … Use what you’ve been given to open up the floodgates … so that more women like you come through. That’s what we do – disrupt the status quo.”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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which women of all backgrounds have fair and equal access to leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

42 min 20 sec

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 change, no matter what mistakes we make. In the process, women should stop being “nice” and start being more “difficult” when it comes to pushing for equality, Helen says.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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership via our website. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

43 min 18 sec

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 eventually took her from the UK to Australia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

41 min 26 sec

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.

Aug 2020

41 min 45 sec

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 your preferred podcast provider. It really helps us reach more listeners with our message of a more gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

47 min 10 sec

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 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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

40 min 22 sec

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 message of a more gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

44 min 53 sec

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 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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

38 min 50 sec

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 privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

29 min 7 sec

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 industry.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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

41 min 32 sec

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 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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

45 min 29 sec

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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

48 min 24 sec

Julia talks to Professor Dame Sally Davies, the first and only woman to serve as Chief Medical Officer for England. They discuss the UK government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis, how she provided advice on healthcare crises, and why she wouldn’t stand for it when she was labelled with the gendered term the “nation’s nanny”.This episode was recorded remotely during the coronavirus crisis.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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

40 min 19 sec

Julia talks to Emma Watkins, aka Emma Wiggle, the first and only woman to be part of Australia’s hit children’s entertainment group the Wiggles. She talks about dealing with backlash when she became the first female Wiggle, how she connected with mothers all over the world when she developed the painful condition endometriosis, and how she encourages children to be themselves, free from stereotypes, so that “boys can be Emma too”. 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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

39 min 56 sec

Julia talks to Cambridge Classics Professor and TV historian Mary Beard, who discusses the first recorded examples of misogyny in Ancient Greek mythology, fighting back when told she was “too ugly” for TV and why we need more women professors. 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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

42 min 11 sec

The Guilty Feminist Deborah Frances-White talks to Julia about the power of podcasting in making women’s voices heard and why women need to rid themselves of unnecessary guilt that holds them back. Frances-White believes her confessional and collaborative show, which is one of the most popular podcasts of all time, in which guests share the ways they’ve “failed” as feminists, can play a role in building women’s confidence and mobilising a movement for inclusive and open feminism.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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

45 min 51 sec

Leading Australian actor Asher Keddie opens up about the pressure fame has brought, the toxic culture around celebrity and her drive to support women in front of and behind the camera. She talks to Julia about the value of telling female-focused stories to open up conversations on gender equality, and her hope for a gender equal future in TV, as women's confidence and representation grows in her industry.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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 2020

36 min 38 sec

UK Conservative MP and Britain’s first ever female Secretary of State for Defence, Penny Mordaunt, talks to Julia about her military upbringing, the challenges women disproportionately face in politics, and how her briefs as International Development and then Defence Secretary opened her eyes to the way empowering women helps solve world challenges.  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 gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader. Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 2020

44 min 23 sec

In the first episode of series two of A Podcast of One’s Own, Julia talks to leading academic and Indigenous activist Professor Marica Langton. As the Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies, Distinguished Professor and Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne, Marcia has spent her life spotlighting the inequalities faced by Aboriginal Australians, especially women and girls.In the first episode of series two of A Podcast of One’s Own, Julia talks to leading academic and Indigenous activist Professor Marica Langton. As the Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies, Distinguished Professor and Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne, Marcia has spent her life spotlighting the inequalities faced by Aboriginal Australians, especially women and girls.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 whom we can share our message of a more gender-equal world. Any earnings from the podcast go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work we do to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader.Sign up to receive updates and event invitations from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 2020

42 min 17 sec

A special end of year round-up of some of Julia’s favourite moments from A Podcast of One’s Own this year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

33 min 46 sec

In this special episode recorded live from King's College London, Julia talks to Hillary Rodham Clinton about the barriers to women’s equality world-wide, how she came back from that election defeat in 2016 and The Book of Gutsy Women, her new book written with her daughter, Chelsea.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

42 min 6 sec

Recorded midway through the UK general election campaign and two weeks before the birth of her first child, Labour MP Stella Creasy found time to talk to Julia Gillard about her life in politics, fighting to win abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland – at the cost of personal abuse that put her life in danger, and how parliament needs to change to become truly gender-equal.  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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

40 min 46 sec

UK journalist Carrie Gracie famously resigned from her post as BBC China editor when she discovered her male equivalent was being paid almost twice as much as her. She talks to Julia about fighting for her beliefs in the face of a hugely stressful and belittling pay dispute, which she describes as worse than cancer.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

36 min 34 sec