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Julia Gillard: The gender revolution has failed

Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard gave the keynote address at a Victorian Women’s Trust event in Melbourne this last weekend. She said the nation has nothing to fear about having a genuine conversation about achieving true gender equality and urged young female aspiring leaders to not be deterred by her experience.

“Equality and merit go hand in hand. If you believe as I believe that merit is equally distributed across the population, then if an organisation does not have roughly 50% men and 50% women, then women of merit are being overlooked.”

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