Julia Gillard
03/21/2017 at 01:30. Facebook
I am delighted and excited to take over the reins as beyondblue Chair later this year. Jeff Kennett has done an incredible job as beyondblue’s founder and chair – his advocacy has changed the landscape for mental health in Australia. Thank you to the beyondblue board for your trust in me and your support. I am very excited to lead this important and impactful organisation. JG
Great to visit the Cascades Female Factory in Tasmania today - a deeply moving site showcasing such an important part of Australian women's history. JG
My article for ACER’s Teacher Magazine on the importance of educating girls in Malawi. JG

A day in the life of a Malawian school girl

Photo credit: GPE
I am thrilled and deeply honoured to have been awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia. Unfortunately I won't be celebrating at a BBQ today - my work with the Global Partnership for Education is taking me to Malawi, where we are working on improving the quality of school education for some of the least fortunate children in the world. I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and...
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A new year brings renewed determination: we must keep fighting to ensure all girls get the education they deserve. We CAN fix this together. I have added my voice to the ONE Campaign to demand more action from all world leaders – you can too by signing the petition #PovertyIsSexist

If you care, ACT!

I wanted to share some remarkable progress by Camfed -- the Campaign for Female Education, which I serve as Patron -- in Zimbabwe. In this blog, Fiona Mavhinga, an exceptional​ woman who is a Camfed alumnae leader, reports on the vulnerability of young women who graduate secondary school, and how, through a network called CAMA, they are getting support to start small businesses and other...
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These young women entrepreneurs could make all the difference for Zimbabwe

As Chancellor of Dūcere Global Business School this week I chaired a student and industry event cohosted by Ducere and KPMG, in their brand new office space at Barangaroo, Sydney. The event explored the best ways to foster a culture of innovation in the workplace. Innovation can be as simple as streamlining a current process or as complex as designing a entirely new product. It was great to...
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Have had a fabulous, thought provoking time at King's College London these past two weeks. Great to join their impressive faculty as a visiting professor and spend time with the Menzies Centre. Thank you to the Policy Institute for hosting me! JG
My tribute in London to Jo Cox's commitment to women in public life & to her values #MoreInCommon - JG

Julia Gillard speaks in London in memory of Jo Cox MP

We won't give up until every child is in school and learning. Welcome to the Global Partnership for Education team, Rihanna! JG
My article with Wendy Kopp for Time on how to help national school systems succeed - JG

How to Help National School Systems Succeed

For over two years, I have been pleased to work with the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative and the Brookings Institution to advance the full participation of girls and women. Specifically, we worked together to develop an initiative called Girls CHARGE, the Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education. Launched at the Clinton Global Initiative in September...
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Enjoying being back in schools talking to tomorrow's global citizens this week!

Their world will be one of constant change.

So many students are already thinking about how to get ready for it, and there are many options to consider.

I have loved talking the issues through with them and canvassing options, including Dūcere Global Business School's Global Game Changers program that we...
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Putting the final touches on my next lecture to be delivered at the University of Adelaide shortly. Love spending time on campus! JG
I joined CAMFED – the Campaign for Female Education – as their Patron earlier this year. CAMFED’s work is life changing: by challenging the business-as-usual patterns that see girls denied a great education, they have supported more than 1.4 million girls to receive a primary or secondary education.

Alice is one of these girls: at just 14, CAMFED’s support proved the difference between...
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That day I knew

Congratulations to my friend Hillary Clinton - you have made history. JG
I am deeply proud to have joined CAMFED as their patron. This wonderful organisation supports marginalised girls to go to school, succeed and lead, and has shown us that it is possible to break the business-as-usual patterns that deny so many girls a great education. JG

A movement with the power to transform Africa – Camfed - Campaign for Female Education

Deeply proud to support Labor's plan for education. Vital for Aussie kids, vital for our future. JG
Feeling energised and excited after joining the team at ANZ today for the launch of #equalfuture. We all have so much to gain from living in a community that values men and women fairly and equitably, one that fully utilises the skills and capacities of each of our citizens. This is a great start from ANZ, and I look forward to more ideas to come! To read my speech from today, follow the link...
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Julia Gillard's #equalfuture Speech - July 2015