Dr Elise Stephenson
Strategist, researcher and entrepreneur
Dr Elise Stephenson is a multi award-winning gender equality researcher and entrepreneur. She is the Deputy Director of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership at the Australian National University, founded and chaired by Julia Gillard, and co-founder of feminist design and strategy studio, Social Good Outpost. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality and leadership in frontier international relations, from researching space policy, to diplomacy, national security, intelligence, security vetting, international representation, climate justice, and the Asia Pacific. Stephenson is a 2022 Fulbright Scholar, has been recognised as one of Australia's Top 50 Outstanding LGBTIQ+ Leaders, is a United Nations Australia Association Community Awardee, and her book The Face of the Nation: Women in International Affairs will be published this year.