About Us

Women in Media is a nationwide initiative for women working in all facets of the media – from journalism and media advising to public relations and corporate affairs.

We are a not-for-profit movement which provides mentoring programs and organises events for networking and professional development.

Women in Media thrives as a result of the tremendous work of volunteers who run our state committees, act as mentors, and give their time as guest speakers.


Women In Media equips, inspires and empowers women to increase equality for women working in the media and represented in media.


National co-patrons

Caroline Jones, AO, and Victoria Laurie.


Catherine Webber and Kathy McLeish (co-chairs), Anita Jacoby, Victoria Laurie, Danielle Cronin, Sophie Scott, and Patrice Scott. A special thank you to Marina Go for taking on an advisory role.

Thank You

We would like to thank inaugural national convenor Tracey Spicer AM for her contribution to Women in Media, which started in Perth in 2005. Under Spicer’s leadership as national convenor from 2013 to 2017, WiM expanded to NSW, Queensland, Canberra, Victoria, and South Australia. We acknowledge her voluntary contribution to this major expansion of Women in Media.

State Convenors

WA: Victoria Laurie
NSW: Joanne Sanders and Skye Rugless
Queensland: Cathie Schnitzerling
Far North Queensland: Alicia Nally
ACT: Emma Macdonald
South Australia: Samela Harris
Victoria: Jane Canaway
Tasmania: Susan Bell

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