Virginia Haussegger

What’s it like when the professional inquisitor becomes the subject of inquisition? Well, you’re about to find out! 


In this special episode of BroadTalk we flip the microphone around and put host Virginia Haussegger in the ‘hot seat’. Recorded in front of a live audience at the National Portrait Gallery, as part of the EY Women in Leadership Series, Virginia was the subject of an ‘In Conversation’ led by EY Partner, Permenthri Pillay. 


The recipient of numerous awards for both journalism and women’s advocacy, including an Order of Australia (AM) and named the 2019 ACT Australian of the Year, Virginia discusses the big news stories that have been turning points in her career. 


Following a decade reporting around the globe for Channel 9, the 7 Network and the ABC, Virginia went on to anchor ABC TV News in Canberra for 15 years. In 2016 she left television and founded the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, at the University of Canberra, with a vision to improve the representation of women in public leadership and key decision-making roles around the nation. Here she discusses the current status of women’s empowerment, gender equity, what is needed to close the global gender gap, and finally, but not least – what is the role of men!


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