Julia Banks

Author, speaker, consultant


Broadly Speaking: Bias, Boys’ Clubs and Women in Politics

All too often, the field of politics is a hostile one for women to navigate. For generations, women have faced systemic challenges and deterrents to embarking on a political career. How can we dismantle these barriers and create pathways to greater representation?

In this panel discussion, Broadly Speaking brought together current, former and future female politicians of different generations to discuss the political gender divide. Join Arrernte activist, unionist, and recently-announced Greens candidate for Cooper Celeste Liddle; advocate and the Martin Luther King Jr Center’s 2021 Youth Influencer of the Year Yasmin Poole; and former Liberal MP and author of Power Play: Breaking Through Bias, Barriers and Boys’ Clubs Julia Banks as they consider the obstacles and rewards experienced by women in politics. Hosted by Patricia Karvelas.

The Wheeler Centre | 3 August 2021 | Speech

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Julia Banks is an author & writer, leadership consultant, keynote speaker, former MP, and an experienced corporate and board director, non-executive director, and general counsel.