Women are dramatically underrepresented in politics. In the nearly 200 countries in the United Nations, fewer than 60 women hold positions of high executive power. Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interview women leaders – including Hillary Clinton, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Theresa May – about topics ranging from media-shaming for wearing the same pantsuit twice to confronting gender-based violence. The authors support a collective movement to create a better, more empowered world for four billion girls and women.
About the Authors
Julia Gillard was Australia’s first woman prime minister, from 2010 to 2013, and is the author of the memoir My Story. An economist and an expert in international development, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, PhD is director-general of the World Trade Organization. She chairs the African Risk Capacity (ARC) organization and chaired Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, from 2016 to 2020.
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