Please note: This is an online event
Boffins Books in partnership with Women in Technology (WiTWA) are thrilled to be hosting a special online event with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Women and Leadership.
In October 2012, Julia Gillard received global attention for her speech in parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life. Julia's blistering attack on sexism and misogyny was a defiant turning point in the advancement of women in political leadership, but despite gains made towards equality, women still only make up around a quarter of parliamentarians, news-media leaders and judges worldwide.
Since leaving politics, Julia has continued to advocate for gender equality, founding the Global Institute for Women's Leadership at King's College in London to better understand the challenges women face in leadership and the barriers that prevent them fully participating in economic, political and community life.
Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons co-authored by Julia and acclaimed development economist Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, presents a lively and readable analysis of 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. By presenting the lessons that can be learned from women leaders including Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton, Theresa May, Michelle Bachelet and many more, Julia and Ngozi provide a road map of essential knowledge to inspire us all, and an action agenda for change that allows women to take control and combat gender bias.
Julia will be joined in conversation with WiTWA Chair, Pia Turcinov, where they discuss her advocacy and research, the radical shift required to close the gender gap, and her inspirational new book.
Pre-Order here a copy of Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons which is offered at the online event discount price of $27.99 (RRP$34.99). Delivery for an additional $7.95 Australia wide. Or pick up in store at Boffins Books.
This is an online event and free to attend. Please book here, and you will be sent a unique Zoom link.
How to 'attend' a virtual event at Boffins
This event commences online at 5.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
To book for this event, you must provide your email address.
To ensure the Zoom event stays private, participants will be emailed an unique Zoom link and a password upon registration before the event begins. Please check your email.
All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.
You do not need a Zoom account to join a meeting, but mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.
You can download Zoom here.