Speakers Profile - Natasha Stott-Despoja AO

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Natasha Stott Despoja AO is an Australian politician, diplomat, gender equality advocate and author.

Natasha is a former Senator, political party leader and Ambassador. She is a Professor in the Practice of Politics at ANU.

In 2020, Natasha was elected by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Natasha was the founding Chair of Our Watch (2013-2021) and served as Australia�s Global Ambassador for Women and Girls (2013-2016), working to promote gender equality and women�s empowerment around the world.

Natasha is a Principal at Deloitte and currently serves as a non-executive Director of The Australian Ballet, Global Citizen and Carrie�s Beanies for Brain Cancer. She is also a member of the Broad Agenda 50:50 by 2030 Advisory Group and the George Washington Global Women�s Leadership Council.