A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard
Spotlight on the gendered impacts of the war in Ukraine
Season 4, Ep. 2
Our Spotlight episodes take a deep-dive into the latest news, issues and ideas on women and gender equality, and feature incredible researchers from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London and beyond.In this episode, Julia is joined by Andrea Ellner, a Lecturer in Defence Studies at King’s College London who specialises in gender, war, and security, to explore how the Ukraine war is impacting women and girls.If you would like to support women in Ukraine, you can donate to the UN Women’s emergency Ukraine appeal here:https://www.unwomenuk.org/ukraine
Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Season 4, Ep. 1
Julia is joined by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Gloria has been at the vanguard of the women’s rights movement and has been questioning the status quo and pushing against the patriarchy for almost 60 years. They discuss Gloria’s career as a political activist, journalist, writer, and editor, the erosion of reproductive rights in the US, and what feminism means today.
Spotlight on the Stella Prize – Celebrating women's writing
Season 3, Ep. 23
Now in its 10th year, the Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing and championing diversity and cultural change.To celebrate the 2022 prize,Julia sits down with EvelynAraluen, this year’s prize winner, to discuss her award-winning debut book,Drop Bear, which weaves together past and present, her personal history and the story of indigenous Australia through powerful lyrical verse. Evelyn shares her writing experience, her journey into poetry and what it’s been like being recognised by the prize.Julia also speaks with Jaclyn Booton, the Executive Director of the Stella Prize, about how it was established and why it is so important to spotlight Australian women’s writing. Evie Wyld also joins this bumper episode to share her experience as the 2021 prize winner and talk about her critically acclaimed novel,The Bass Rock.Show notesLearn more about the Stella Prize athttps://stella.org.au/prize/The 2022 Prize winning book,Drop Bearby EvelynAraluen is available in Australia athttps://www.uqp.com.au/books/dropbearThe 2021 Prize winning novel,The Bass Rockby Evie Wyld is available in Australia athttps://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-bass-rock-9781761045301and in the UK athttps://www.waterstones.com/book/the-bass-rock/evie-wyld/9781784705497
Theresa May and Julia Gillard: an International Women's Day conversation
Season 3, Ep. 22
In this special episode – which is a recording from a live Global Institute for Women’s Leadership event held in London in the week of International Women’s Day, in partnership with Ipsos UK – Julia speaks toTheresa May, who in 2016 became only the second woman to serve as UK prime minister.The two former leaders sat down to discuss their experiences at the highest level of politics, the obstacles they faced, and what we can do to improve gender equality and women's political representation.You can watch the full event at https://tinyurl.com/MayGillardIWD.
Kelly Beaver: Spotlight on global attitudes to gender equality
Season 3, Ep. 21
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re bringing you a special episode of the podcast. This will be the first of our Spotlight series, where we take a deep-dive into the latest research, news and ideas on gender equality and hear from incredible researchers at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and beyond.We’re delighted to be joined today by Kelly Beaver, the recently appointed Chief Executive of Ipsos UK, and first woman to hold that role. Ahead of International Women's Day, Kelly's fantastic team have partnered with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership on a new global survey of more than 20,000 people across 30 countries looking at attitudes to gender equality, feminism, harassment, abuse and more. Here, she unpacks some of the findings.
Ed Miliband on how to support men to share the care
Season 3, Ep. 20
A remarkably similar proportion of mums and dads would like to work flexibly to spend more time with their children – yet mothers are much more likely to work part-time than fathers. These patterns can be ingrained early. In the UK, fathers and non-childbearing parents are eligible to take up to 50 weeks of shared parental leave, but estimates for uptake vary from just 0.5% to 8%. These unequal divisions of parental care and flexible working are significant drivers of the gender pay gap. So, what can we do to fix them and better support men to share the care?In this bonus episode – a recording from a GIWL event last year – Julia is joined bya panel of experts to discuss these issues:Ed Miliband, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the author ofGo Big: How To Fix Our World Shoshana Davidson, Principal Advisor, Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion at the Behavioural Insights Team Drew Gibson, Senior Manager for Inclusion at Santander UKFor more information, you candownload Shoshana’s presentation from the event here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/giwl/assets/share-the-care-event-slides.pdf
Julia Gillard on the best of 2021
Season 3, Ep. 19
Our host, Julia Gillard, takes a walk down memory lane and looks back on her podcast highlights of 2021.
Annabel Crabb on the history, power and influence of women in Australian politics
Season 3, Ep. 18
On the back of her hit television show 'Ms Represented', documenting the last 100 years since women were elected to the Australian parliament, much loved journalist Annabel Crabb talks with Julia about the history, power and influence of women in Australian politics, and what she has seen to be one of the most exciting developments in politics in the last few years.In this episode, Annabel also explores her own career as a journalist from young cadet at the Adelaide Advertiser to a stalwart of the Canberra press pack; andthe difference it makes to have more senior women in the Press Gallery. They also delve into the impact of Covid-19, both for Annabel and women more generally, and how the issues of inequality highlighted through the pandemic might flow through to the upcoming federal election.
Sarah Gilbert on designing a Covid-19 vaccine
Season 3, Ep. 17
Julia is joined by Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the co-creator of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, one of the most widely used Covid-19 vaccines in the world. She shares her experience of working around the clock with her team to develop the vaccine at record speed, what it’s been like to see the impact of the vaccine in the UK and beyond, and her frustrationatthe inequity of vaccine distribution around the world. Sarah also underlines the need for more funding for vaccine development to ensure we can be better prepared for future outbreaks and avoid the devastating consequences of another global pandemic.