After being forced to postpone for two years, Women in Media’s national conference is back and looks set to be worth the wait.
On September 9-10 on the Gold Coast, we will bring together industry leaders and experts to discuss the changing nature of the media sector and what it means for women working in it.
Over the past two years, we have had to manage and master change. We have found ourselves adapting to working from home, changes in careers, championing change, changes in life stages.
This year’s conference has been designed as a celebration of change – how you have found your rhythm in this new landscape – It will provide the tools to help you continue to grow and adapt.
Sponsored by Foundation Partner Bond University, the Women in Media conference is an industry update and opportunity for a fresh perspective on media women’s career progress and empowerment.
The not-for-profit organisation has launched ticket sales for its annual conference which has sold out every year and sent Twitter into a frenzy.
And it looks set to do that again with the first round of speakers announced today including Sunrise’s Natalie Barr, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and Australian Financial Review’s Adele Ferguson, Nine’s Kylie Blucher, news.com.au’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Muxworthy, The Australian’s Virginia Tapscott and Glynis Traill-Nash, ABC’s Leigh Sales and Lisa Millar, Paramount Australia and New Zealand Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Beverley McGarvey and Studio 10’s Narelda Jacobs and Ngaarda Media CEO Tangiora Hinaki.
Women in Media co-chair Cath Webber, who was News Corp’s first female regional editor in Australia and has been a commentator on Channel 7’s Sunrise for the past decade, said the conference was the only event of its kind in Australia.
“The Women in Media conference has sold out every year as we bring more than 300 media professionals together to tackle the tough professional and personal questions we all ask ourselves,” she said.
“We’ve been inundated with queries from our members about whether the conference would go ahead in 2022 as women are craving connection with their peers after such a tough time through COVID.
“We are thrilled to be able to create the head space and a supportive space to discuss these issues … as well as having a lot of fun, it’s what the conference is famous for!”
You may be new to the industry or a veteran with years of expertise or somewhere in between. The Women in Media conference is an important event to build your network, challenge your thinking and hear from speakers that are reinventing media as we know it.
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The series of special workshops on offer at the national conference
Stay and Save
The Star Gold Coast is offering a special discount on accommodation at its five-star hotel for national conference delegates.
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