27th Prime Minister of Australia 

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Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia

She currently serves as the inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, which through research, practice and advocacy, is addressing women’s under-representation in leadership. In 2021 she was appointed as the Chair of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation which supports science to solve urgent health challenges. She recently completed her appointment leading the Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care in South Australia. 

Her second book Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons is co-authored by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and was released in 2020. Her third book, 'Not Now, Not Ever – 10 years on from the misogyny speech', was released in October 2022.