Championing Equality – The Honourable Nicola Roxon
We’re excited to bring you our first show for 2023.
Our guest today is a topical choice given the recent surprise announcement by New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, that she was stepping down. Topical because we’re speaking with another female political trailblazer.
The Honourable Nicola Roxon was elected to Australia’s Federal Parliament at the age of just 31. She became Australia’s Health Minister for 4 years and then the country’s first Attorney General.
After 15 years in politics she decided it was time for a change and she now has a portfolio of board roles as director and Chair.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- How a High Court Judge joked Nicola may cause a constitutional crisis when, as a young Associate, Nicola shared her plans for her next career step
- How Nicola handled and navigated the cut and (sometimes brutal) thrust of politics without taking things personally
- About the world leading health initiative she introduced that’s been copied around the world and received special recognition from the World Health Organisation; and
- How Nicola made the transition from politics to corporate boards after 15 years in Parliament.
We think you’ll glean lots of useful nuggets from this conversation with the thoughtful and purposeful Nicola Roxon.
Nicola’s website: https://www.nicolaroxon.com/