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Join former Prime Minister and Melbourne University alumna Julia Gillard AC in a conversation on Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, exploring issues such as gender bias, treatment of leaders and pathways to equality. This event is hosted by Melbourne School of Government and will be moderated by Lynne Haultain, Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation.
About the Book:
Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons is an inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, sharing the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words.
As a result of their broad experience on the world stage in politics, economics and global not-for-profits, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Julia Gillard have some strong ideas about the impact of gender on the treatment of leaders.
Women and Leadership 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, 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.
Book designer and artist WH Chong, art historian Christopher Marshall and design expert Daniel Huppatz will talk us through the changing styles of the covers of one of Australia’s oldest literary journals, examining how they reflect the forming Australian national and artistic identity over time. The discussion is the first in a series of events commemorating Meanjin’s 80th anniversary, in conjunction with the University of Melbourne’s Archives and Special Collections department.
This discussion forms part of a project celebrating 80 Years of Meanjin, drawing upon items and records held within Archives and Special Collections. Archives and Special Collections, in collaboration with Meanjin, are presenting an online exhibition along with a short series of online conversations exploring ideas from the 80 year history of Meanjin.
This free Zoom event will be chaired by Meanjin editor Jonathan Green.