During Adelaide Writers’ Week, 2021, Julia Gillard spoke about her book, co-authored with Ngozi Okonio-Iweala, Women and Leadership, Real Lives, Real Lessons.
Highlights from her talk about the book were most interesting.
Women often need to balance strength and empathy in leadership. They also have to navigate both prescriptive and descriptive texts, often having a bi-lingual text to decihper, one inside the head and the actual spoken words. Many well known women were interviewed for the book including, Jacinta Adren, Hillary Clinton, Theresa May and Christine Lagarde.
It was delight to hear Julia, Adelaide born and Australia's first female Prime Minister, talk eloquently on a very relevant topic.