Pathways to Politics
Find practical tools, information and inspiration to help you in your run for public office.
Celebrating women in leadership: panel discussion
Why does increasing women’s representation in politics matter, and how is Pathways to Politics a part of accelerating this shift? Featuring Carol Schwartz AO, Elizabeth Lee MLA and Gai Brodtmann, hosted by University of Canberra.
Mentor Match: an interview with Georgie Purcell MP and Cr Jenna Davey-Burns
“For women in politics, no matter where you sit politically, there’s a kind of shared camaraderie and understanding.” Georgie Purcell MP and Cr Jenna Davey-Burns talk to Pathways to Politics about their mentoring relationship.
Mentor match: an interview with Senator Janet Rice and Dr Judy Tang
“Even though I have a lot of things on my plate after every conversation with Janet, I suddenly have more energy to add more plates!” Senator Janet Rice and Dr Judy Tang talk to Pathways to Politics about their mentoring relationship.
Women represent: power, politics and making a difference
Victorian Women’s Trust panel discussion about the power women hold in office and the ways in which women lead – featuring Fiona Patten MP, the Hon. Judith Troeth, Samantha Ratnam, the Hon. Jenny Macklin and Ramona Vijeyarasa.
Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech: 10 years on – with Mary Beard
Ten years on, Julia Gillard’s “misogyny speech” continues to inspire and challenge people to call out sexism and misogyny. In conversation with Professor Mary Beard, Julia Gillard explores the legacy of the speech and talks what comes next in the fight for equality.
Podcast: Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb and Steph Tisdell
Journalist Annabel Crabb and comedian Steph Tisdell chart the rise of female politicians in Australian politics and the unbelievable things they got up to along the way in this 6 episode ABC podcast.
Podcast: A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard presents a podcast featuring discussions with well-known female leaders from the worlds of politics and more, including Annabel Crabb, Helen Clark, Theresa May, Dr Ngozi Okonjo and Jenny Macklin.
The Woman President: a conversation with Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa
Do women leaders lead differently? And are women leaders necessarily better for women? Carol Schwartz talks to Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa about Ramona’s new book, The Woman President: Leadership, Law and Legacy for Women Based on Experiences from South and Southeast Asia.
Vote for women: panel discussion
Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi, author and former Liberal turned Independent MP Julia Banks, and 2022 Independent candidate and Pathways to Politics alum Georgia Steele discuss the future of equal representation in Australian politics.
Australian Indigenous women and political leadership: a conversation with Michelle Deshong, Dr Michelle Evans and Kat Henaway
Three remarkable advocates and change makers in conversation about the political participation of Indigenous women in Australia, initiatives designed to support Indigenous leadership, and their advice for Indigenous women who are thinking about running for elected office.
Program helps inspire Leigh on her pathway to politics
QUT Pathways to Politics alum Leigh McReady shares her rich learnings from the program which have paved her way to take on a significant leadership role in the LNP and to make a difference as a party leader and future politician.
Women, politics and boy’s clubs: when women get organised, watch out
Guardian Australia article about Pathways to Politics and other programs around the country aiming to get more women elected and create a more representative parliament. By Sally Dillon, alum of QUT’s Pathways to Politics program.