Former prime minister Julia Gillard has signed up to write a book on her time in the job.

Her memoir, which is yet to be given a title, is slated to be published in October 2014.

In a statement released by publisher Random House Australia, Ms Gillard said she was "very excited" to be able to use her "own words to describe my political and personal journey".

"I want to distil for readers what I achieved, what drove me, where I erred, my personal resilience and how I coped," she said in the statement.

Ms Gillard became the nation's first female prime minister after ousting Kevin Rudd from the job in 2010.

Following that year's federal election, she held government in a hung parliament with the support of independent MPs.

Meanwhile, Ms Gillard says she intends to pursue international opportunities to promote education and the empowerment of women.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Ms Gillard reflected on her time as prime minister.

She said communities needed to remove barriers that prevented equal representation of women and indicated she would focus on the issue globally now that she had left Parliament.

"I'm looking forward to doing some international travel and pursuing internationally the causes I've been so passionate about locally in Australia - particularly education and empowerment for women and girls," she said.

 

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