Helen Clark: Women, Equality, PowerSun 8 Sep, 4pm
RMIT Storey Hall
The selected speeches of inspirational leader Helen Clark, who continues to work for change, provide a call to action for other female leaders in positions of political, economic or social power. Drawing on a career spanning four decades – as the prime minister of New Zealand from 1999–2008, then a leading voice at the UN – she talks to State Library Victoria CEO Kate Torney in this rallying cry for the empowerment of women.
Presented in partnership with The Australia Institute
Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999-2008, and was the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-2017). Clark continues to champion sustainable development, climate action, gender equality and women's leadership, peace and justice, and advocates for action on non-communicable diseases and HIV.
Kate Torney is CEO of State Library Victoria. She joined the Library during an exciting period of transformation, overseeing an $88.1 million redevelopment project due for completion in 2019. Kate spent 25 years in journalism before joining the State Library. From 2009–2015 she was Director of News at the ABC.