2 Sep 2020

‘I would love a world where misogyny speech was viewed as a historical curiosity, but that’s not the world we live in’ – Julia Gillard


In the ten years since she became Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard has become an advocate for women’s leadership.

Her 2012 speech in which she forcefully condemned the sexism of the leader of the opposition, Tony Abbott, has recently enjoyed a renaissance among users of the video sharing app TikTok.

We spoke to her about her new book of conversations with women leaders, and about sexism – with some quite colourful language involved.