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Telling Tales 3

July 14 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm Australia/Melbourne

Telling Tales

Telling Tales 3 is a fundraising event for Women in Media Victoria’s early career mentoring program.

This hugely successful scheme has connected women all over Victoria with seasoned professionals to ensure that they are well supported in the formative stage of their careers.

The night will feature five fantastic women in media who will share a five-minute story from their career.

Inspired by The Moth, these stories can be funny, sad, scary, inspiring and on any theme – the key is that they’re true!

Drinks and nibbles are included in the ticket price so please arrive at 6pm to enjoy a drink and meet some of your fellow women in media.

The MC:

Denise Eriksen, co-founder Media Mentors

The Speakers:

Matilda Boseley, The Guardian

Jen Sharpe, Founder and Managing Director, Think HQ

Catherine Jonathan, Founder and director, Emerging Brands Africa

WHEN: Thursday July 14, 2022.

TIME: Drinks from 6pm and speakers from 7pm.

TICKETS: $20 for students/concession and $35 general admission.

WHERE: ACMI X Level 4, 2 Kavanagh St, Southbank.

Matilda Boseley, The Guardian

Matilda Boseley is an award-winning (and losing) cross-platform reporter, and presenter for Guardian Australia. She has spearheaded the publication’s popular TikTok channel where she writes and hosts their short-form news explainers.

Her work on the platform has won her a Quill award for Innovation in Journalism and was nominated for a Walkley for the same category.

She previously worked as a reporter and assistant chief of staff and 7 News Melbourne and as a Breaking News Reporter for The Age newspaper. She was previously named Walkley Student Journalist of the Year for 2019

Jen Sharpe, Founder and Managing Director, Think HQ

Jen Sharpe is a formidable communicator, driven by her values and her passion for her team. She is the sole founder and managing director of Think HQ and oversees all projects from inception through to evaluation. Jen is currently the B&T Executive Leader, PRIA Industry Leader of the Year and CommsCon PR Leader of the Year.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in managing national, state and local communications campaigns.

In addition to her communications experience, she is a politics and policy nerd and understands the very important intersection between social policy and communications in any effective behaviour change campaign. She is also a businesswoman who thrives on growing the Think HQ business.

Catherine Jonathan, Founder and director, Emerging Brands Africa

Catherine Jonathan is the founder and director of Emerging Brand Africa – a PR and Brands Agency dedicated to raising the profile of African-Australian businesses and their Allied partners. She recently launched the first-ever EmBA Magazine and an African Brands Catalogue/AU.

Catherine previously worked with Multinational Corporates in Africa, where she held several roles in PR and Marketing. She has an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Catherine is a Regional Advisory Council member of the Victorian Multicultural Commission and sits on various African professional forums. Catherine’s goal is to influence change through bold alliances.

Denise Eriksen, co-founder Media Mentors

Denise is Co-Founder of Media Mentors (Australia) – a company designed to help creatives build sustainable careers. They specialise in individual mentoring, producing networking events, production, helping companies set up in Australia and running workshops.

Through this company she is putting her thorough knowledge of the broadcasting market in Australia and New Zealand – and strong track record in generating ideas, spotting talent and delivering successful content on all platforms, at all budget levels – to good use.

As well as using the business development skills gained in senior management positions at ABC and SBS to grow the organisations through partnerships with major industry players.