Julia GillardFirst Female leader of a Continent
Julia Gillard is the first woman to serve as Australia’s Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister (2010-2013), and was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy, the twelfth biggest economy in the world, during the global financial crisis. A world leader with fresh insights on geopolitics and the global economy – particularly the volatile Asian markets – she is a champion for economic and education equality for women and children around the world. “I was Prime Minister for three years and three days of resilience. Three years and three days of changing a nation. Three years and three days for you to judge.” Gillard’s memoir, My Story, received the 2015 Biography of the Year Award.