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Education

Julia Gillard wants to help get 124 million kids in school

Beyoncé. Malala. Michelle Obama. 

From political leaders to pop superstars, the 2015 Global Citizen Festival featured some of the world's most influential, intelligent, and all-around impressive ladies.

You know who else belongs on that list? Julia Gillard.

If you didn't know, Gillard is the former Prime Minister of Australia, and the first-ever woman to have held the position (which might explain why Hillary Clinton included her in a recent campaign ad). 

Although she left office in 2013, Gillard hasn't exactly been resting on her laurels since then: In 2014, she became chair of the Global Partnership for Education, an advocacy group working to help children in the world's poorest countries get a quality education.

I had the honor of interviewing Gillard backstage at the Festival. Watch the video above to find out what Gillard and her organization are doing to help 124 million out-of-school kids around the world access a quality education!