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

Partner regularly with other female heads of mission and senior French female civil servants in Paris to exchange ideas and best practices.
Commit to maintain a gender focus in the embassy’s Direct Aid Program.