The message from Julia Gillard and her co-author, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to young female aspirants to public life in Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons is “Be aware, not beware!”. Containing interviews with eight impressive world leaders, including Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde and Jacinda Ardern, and drawing on the results of research and global surveys conducted by Julia’s London-based Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, Women and Leadership provides an important and comprehensive analysis of the contemporary role of gender in access to and perceptions of leadership.
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Julia Gillard served as Prime Minister of Australia from 2010-13. She is currently the inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College in London and Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and Beyond Blue. Ms Gillard’s memoirs, My Story, were published in 2014 and her most recent book is Women and Leadership, co-written with former Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.