Helen Clark: Women, Equality, Power



31 August 2018 | WORD Christchurch Festival

WORD Christchurch proudly continues its celebration of 125 Years of Women’s Suffrage with this very special additional festival event.

Helen Clark became active in politics 47 years ago, and first ran for public office in local elections in 1974. She entered parliament as a 31-year-old in 1981, led the Labour Party to victory in 1999 and was Prime Minister of New Zealand for nine years. She then took on a critical international role as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in New York.

One of her key focuses throughout this time has been the empowerment of women as she has paved the way for women to step up and lead.

In this WORD Christchurch exclusive, Helen Clark appears in conversation with the Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel about her new book Women, Equality, Power: selected speeches from a life of leadership.

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