Educating Girls Podcast

Life and death: Dealing with youth suicide – a panel discussion

In this episode we revisit one of the highlights from our 2021 Summit on Girls’ Education — a difficult, but timely and important, panel discussion on the topic of youth suicide, including the tragic overrepresentation of Indigenous young people and children. Compered by award winning journalist and author Madonna King, the panel…

Madonna King – A girl’s place

Where do our girls sit in 2021? From reviews on changing the culture of the Australian Parliament to outnumbering boys in university engineering courses, from taking their place in political cabinets to still being paid less, across the board, than men. A girl’s voice is so important, but is it…

Libby Lyons – Why is gender equality important?

Libby Lyons, former Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency discusses the current gender equality issues faced by women in the workplace, what the statistics tell us, what’s changing and how schools can participate in creating that change. This episode was recorded during our May 2021 Summit on Girls’ Education.

Girls as Social Activists – Part 2

Recorded by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools. In the second episode, we explore how girls can be “nourished” in communities to develop both their voice and the confidence necessary to take on social injustice — with Dr Briony Scott, Principal of Wenona School in Sydney and Dr Kate Hadwen, the Principal…

Girls as Social Activists – Part 1

Recorded by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools. In this episode host Trudy Hall engages Melissa Kilby, the Executive Director of Girl Up, in an important conversation about why girls are leading social movements and offers advice on how adults can be partners in their endeavours. We will also hear the…