Jacinda Ardern

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Jacinda Ardern

"I got into politics to make a difference, and I want people to scrutinise my ideas, the alternatives I put up, not whether or not my hair means I’m credible enough to do the job." 

Now the New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern acknowledges there is sexism in politics, as in most occupations, the challenge she says, is to confront it where it exists. 

Ardern is setting an example which empowers women to speak up, to enter politics: "... it’s a place where a young woman can make a fantastic contribution".

Watch this excerpt from a Q&A interview recorded in 2015 when she was an MP and before she was the leader of the Labour Party.

Find out more about Jacinda Ardern:

Read about the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern on the Labour website.

Read praise for Jacinda Ardern's leadership in this editorial from the New York Times.

Read an article about Ardern as one of the Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People 2018, by Sheryl Sandberg.

Follow Jacinda Ardern on Facebook. 

Image: Screengrab from Q&A, courtesy of TVNZ.

Catalogue Reference TZP464555

Year 2015


Director: Simon Abplanalp
Presenter: Katie Bradford

Excerpt: 0:04:20

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