Public Leadership for Women - Progress & Pitfalls: Helen Clark & Virginia Haussegger in conversation

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Helen Clark was a front runner to become the first female Secretary General of the United Nations. Ahead of last year's vote many argued the former Prime Minister of New Zealand and UNDP Administrator had won the public vote, the social media vote, and the 'broad appeal' vote, but she didn't swing the tightly guarded UN Security Council vote. So what went wrong? Clark is philosophical and somewhat bemused when she says, "independent minded women from independent minded countries are rather threatening..."  

Last month Clark and BroadAgenda's Chief Editor, Virginia Haussegger joined forces to discuss the progress and pitfalls of public leadership for women, in front of a live audience with Katrina Cooper, a Senior Legal Advisor and Women in Leadership Advocate at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This is a recording of that event - the 'In Conversation' begins 12.30 minutes; and Clark discusses her failure to win the UN top job at 23.40. Our thanks to DFAT for permission to broadcast this interview in full. You can also watch a short trailer of the Documentary, 'My Year with Helen' by clicking here.


Virginia Haussegger AM, Helen Clark ONZ, and DFAT's Katrina Cooper are joined by members of the Workplace Gender Equality Network (WGEN) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra.

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