Lack of diversity at the workplace, especially amongst leaders, is an issue all over the world, and there is a need for action. The movement towards a more diverse workforce is rising, and Julia Gillard is one of the front women to take on this issue.
About Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard is the former Prime Minister of Australia, having been the first ever woman to hold both the roles of Prime Minister as well as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. She began her political career as Chief of Staff to John Brumby, the Leader of the Opposition in Victoria, rising to power through her posts as both member of the Shadow Cabinet as well as Deputy Leader of the Opposition, finally becoming Prime Minister of Australia.
In her roles since her time as Prime Minister, Ms. Gillard has been chair of the Global Partnership for Education, Chair of Beyond Blue, Australia’s leading mental health awareness body, has written two books: My Story, which provides a detailed account of Ms. Gillard’s time as Prime Minister, and ‘Women and Leadership: real lives, real lessons’. On Australia Day in 2017, Ms. Gillard was honoured to be awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia.