Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership, Julia Gillard talks to historian Professor Claire Wright about the forgotted 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.
Gail Kelly - the first female CEO of an Australian Big Four bank
South African-born Australian businesswoman Gail Kelly was the first female CEO of one of Australia’s Big Four Banks. 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.
Julie Moss believes men need to come on the journey to achieving gender equality. It’s not just a women’s issue. She shared a shocking story of unconscious bias when trying to redress the gender pay gap, the importance of flexible work options for all and how to define what success looks like for yourself and your own life. A wealth of industry knowledge with many years in the diversity and inclusion field, Julie is passionate about creating a more equal world for all.
Libby Lyons was appointed Director of Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2015. She oversees the process that gathers gender equality data from over 10,000 employers, covering more than 4 million employees. In leading the Agency, Libby is focused on working closely with employers to achieve gender equality. Libby was listed in Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People Working in Gender Policy for both 2018 and 2019. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and an Ambassador for Honour a Woman.