Spend an electrifying evening with former prime minster Julia Gillard for a deep dive into her new book, Not Now, Not Ever, celebrating 10 years since she clapped back at misogyny in a speech in Parliament that continues to echo through the years. What inspired her words? What progress has been made since then? And what does the future look like for the next generation of female leaders? Julia sits down for a candid conversation with Indira Naidoo.
This event is Auslan interpreted and fitted with assistive listening systems.
Julia Gillard (Australian)
Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and the first, and only, woman to serve in that role. Since leaving office, she has dedicated her time to advocacy, governance roles, and writing. In 2021, Julia was appointed Chair of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation based in the UK, which supports science to solve urgent worldwide health challenges. Julia is also the founder and inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College London and Chair of its sister Institute at the Australian National University. GIWL strives for a world where being a woman is neither a barrier to becoming a leader in any field, nor a contributor to negative perceptions of an individual’s leadership. In 2014, Julia joined the Board of Beyond Blue, one of Australia’s foremost mental health awareness bodies, and has served as Chair since 2017. As a life-long advocate for increasing access to education, especially in developing nations, Julia was Chair of the Global Partnership of Education from 2014 to 2021. She now leads the Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care in South Australia. Julia wrote My Story, a memoir based on her experience as Prime Minister. Her second book, Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, co-authored by Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explores the challenges women face in leadership. Her third book, Not Now, Not Ever – 10 years on from the misogyny speech, was released on in October 2022.
Indira Naidoo (Australian)
Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors. During her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, she has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affairs programs, including ABC’s Late Edition and SBS TV’s World News and the host of ABC Radio's Weekend Nightlife. Indira is currently the host of Evenings on ABC Radio Sydney and Canberra. A passionate advocate for environmental and food sustainability issues, she is the author of the best-selling The Edible Balcony and The Edible City, has designed award-winning gardens and helps community groups build their own food gardens. She is a sought-after speaker and facilitator, and is an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel. Indira’s latest book is The Space Between the Stars on love, loss and the magical power of nature to heal.