Gillian Bird
Australian Ambassador to France with non-resident accreditation to Algeria, Mauritania and Monaco, Australian Embassy in France
Gillian Bird

Societies that include women in all aspects of economic, political and cultural life are more likely to be vibrant, inclusive, productive and stable. We will not achieve gender equality while women are absent from leadership. There is a lot to do but I am confident that, with the right determination, we can build a more gender equal world.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I will continue to partner regularly with other female heads of mission and senior French female civil servants in Paris to exchange ideas and best practices.
I will advocate for the equal rights of women and girls in a consistent manner throughout 2024, including through my participation in and organisation of targeted events.