Julia Gillard was 27th Prime Minister of Australia. She is currently the inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College London, which through research, practice and advocacy, is addressing women’s under-representation in leadership. Ms Gillard is also the co-author of “Women and Leadership” with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, which analyses the influence of gender on women’s access to positions of leadership, the perceptions of them as leaders, the trajectory of their leadership and the circumstances in which it comes to an end. She also currently serves as the Chair of Beyond Blue, one of Australia’s leading mental health awareness bodies and is Chair of the global funding body for education in developing countries, the Global Partnership for Education.
The Hon. Julia Gillard AC
27th Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership