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    CPC Director 'in conversation' with former Prime Minister of New Zealand

    On 25 July, Rt Hon. Helen Clark ONZ, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, discussed ‘Women in Leadership’ with CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, as part of the University of Southampton’s Distinguished Lecture series.

    Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999 to 2008. She was the first woman to become Prime Minister following a general election in New Zealand and the second woman to serve as Prime Minister. Throughout her tenure, she engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international affairs, economic, social, environmental and cultural spheres.

    In 2009 Helen became Administrator for the United Nations Development Programme. She was the first woman to lead the organisation, and served two terms there. As Administrator, she led the UNDP to be ranked the most transparent global development organisation.

    Helen’s campaign to become the UN Secretary General, was covered by Gaylene Preston in the documentary ‘My Year with Helen’.

    "The film conveys how tough it is to break the remaining glass ceilings. May it motivate future generations of women to keep at it!" — Helen Clark, 2017.

    You can watch the lecture via the University of Southampton website.

    Posted 25/07/2019 10:17