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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.

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Julia Gillard on her highlights from 2019

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.

33mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Asher Keddie on women in TV

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.

36mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Penny Mordaunt on women in the military

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.

44mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Stella Creasy on making parliament more women-friendly

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.

40mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Carrie Gracie on equal pay

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.

36mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Hillary Clinton on global gender equality

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.

42mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Marcia Langton on Aboriginal women’s rights

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.

42mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Clementine Ford - fighting for feminism

*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.

43mins

14 Dec 2020

Rank #8

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Anne-Marie Imafidon on women in STEM

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.

44mins

9 Nov 2020

Rank #9

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Clare Malone on who will be the next US President

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.

39mins

28 Oct 2020

Rank #10

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Jennifer Palmieri on the 2020 US election

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.

43mins

15 Oct 2020

Rank #11

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Anne Marie Rafferty on women in nursing

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.

40mins

23 Jul 2020

Rank #12

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Hannah Fry on predicting coronavirus and women in maths

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.

45mins

13 May 2020

Rank #13

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Sally McManus on women and trade unions

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.

48mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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Sally Davies on women in medicine

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.

40mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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Emma Watkins on gender stereotyping

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.

39mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Mary Beard on women in academia

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.

42mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Deborah Frances-White on women and guilt

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.

45mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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Yvette Williams on campaigning for Grenfell

Coordinator and co-founder of Justice4Grenfell, Yvette Williams, talks to Julia about her experience leading the campaign to get justice for the victims of the tragic 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London, which claimed the lives of 72 people. 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.

43mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Helena Morrissey on women in business

Top British businesswoman Helena Morrissey tells Julia about how she rose to the top in the heavily male-dominated world of finance, her campaigning efforts to increase female leadership in the sector and the career choices she and her husband have made in raising a family of nine children.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.

35mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #20