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Gillard AC

27th Prime Minister of Australia.

I know reform is never easy. But I know reform is right.

The Hon Julia Gillard AC was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia.

Current Work:

She currently serves as the Chair of Beyond Blue, one of Australia’s leading mental health awareness bodies; is the inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership , which through research, practice and advocacy, is addressing women’s under-representation in leadership.

She was recently appointed as the Chair of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation which supports science to solve urgent health challenges.

Her second book Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons which is co-authored by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was released in 2020.

Talking Points


Engagement in the Asian Century: The Opportunity of Our Lifetime

Professional and Public Life: Challenge, Adversity and Triumph

Leadership in the Asia Century: Opportunities Abroad, Lessons At Home

Leading Locally, Competing Globally

Women and Leadership

Yes, she was fantastic and wonderfully well received! With 432 completed surveys at this point: 90% Excellent. We’ve been surveying our subscribers for the last eight seasons and these numbers tie her with our second most popular speaker during that time, which is spectacular. We will probably get another hundred or so completed surveys. When it’s all said and done, she could possibly even bump our number one slot. She was great to work with. I have absolutely zero criticism (constructive or otherwise) to provide, and that’s a rare thing. The bar is very high here at The Richmond Forum, and she just sailed right over with ease. If I could book her five times for next season, I would. Also, she did her homework on the Model UN and prepared custom remarks for those student delegates. That care did not go unnoticed by the students. Great, great, great! The Richmond Forum

The lecture went very well and Prime Minister Gillard was like a star that evening. She was very confident, steady and answered very frankly and excellently all the questions from Tim and the audience. We have very good feedback from the audience that they have enjoyed the lecture. Besides the lecture, she was very personable, pleasant, gracious and joyful to be with.

International Institute for Strategic Studies

I cannot express how important and successful your talk before the Boston College student body turned out. What was particularly notable was your availability to the students. It was good that you did that. You brought out the best in them. Their questions were thoughtful and relevant, but your responses were equally so. It is often that people in the political sphere leave audiences with a political message. You discussed the issues objectively and they appreciated that.

Boston College

Julia Gillard [was] fantastic! The audience had such positive feedback about [her] session... I hope we can work together again in the near future, it was a great experience for me!

Consulting firm for Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, Qudwa Global Teachers Forum

PM Gillard was absolutely WONDERFUL! She was so personable and insightful and everyone enjoyed hearing her experiences and reflections at both lectures. Her morning lecture was well attended, approximately 450 people that I counted, and there were a large number of students there, which always pleases us ... The evening dinner and keynote address also went splendidly and much of the conversation focused on education. She happily fielded questions until my director was forced to wind it up. I just cannot say enough positive things about the event. We have brought many speakers in the past and it is always such a delight to bring someone who not only has an impressive career but also is down-to-earth and a pleasure to be around.

Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah
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