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The Juggle: How to manage work, life and side hustles

26/03/2021 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm AEST

Women in Media Queensland is back in 2021 – and we’ve got an exciting panel to kick off the year.

Are you struggling to juggle work and kids, ageing parents or a side hustle?

We’re always trying to do a million things at once, and so we’ve brought together three experts in balancing it all to share their tips on how they manage!

Columnist and author of a new book, The Secret of Half-Arsed Parenting, Susie O’Brien will share her funny and practical anecdotes for dealing with modern parenting.

She’ll then join a panel discussion with Seven News presenter Katrina Blowers and ABC journalist and producer Karina Hogan, moderated by WIM deputy convenor Laura Chalmers, on their tips and strategies for busy women living busy lives.

As always, there will be great raffle prizes, a book signing and bubbly to get you through the evening.

We’d love to see you there.

Friday March 26 from 6pm to 9pm, with formalities kicking off at 7pm.

TIME: 6pm – 9pm (formalities commence at 7pm)

LOCATION: ABC Brisbane 114 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Please invite others to this event, including men – all are welcome!
And a big thank you to our sponsors who make these events possible, and affordable.

Meet the Speakers

Dr Susie O’Brien is a journalist and columnist with a PhD in Education.

For the last 20 years, she has written about parenting and social issues for the Herald Sun and other News Corp papers, and she appears weekly on Channel Seven’s Sunrise.

She and her partner have five kids between them – they’re the Brady Bunch, without Alice to cook dinner every night.

Karina has worked on and off for the ABC since 2010 in various capacities, predominantly in radio. 

In October 2019 she took leave and later started broadcasting for the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association or 989fm’s Let’s Talk program/podcast. Alongside this, she sits on the Sisters Inside and Children’s Hospital Queensland boards while raising two young kids on her own. Protecting and nurturing her Indigenous heritage which is central to her view of the world. She comes from a big and colourful Aboriginal and South Sea Islander family who are the drivers behind what she does.

Her philosophy of sharing with the broader community to prompt thought-provoking conversations is important and the reason why she has chosen journalism and governance for a career. Each plays a vital role in achieving better outcomes for her people.

Katrina was seven years old when she saw a news bulletin on TV and a fire was lit inside her. When her mother told her a job existed where she could satisfy her endless curiosity by asking important people questions, travel the world and uncover valuable information she could pass on to others, Katrina was hooked.

An award-winning newsreader and senior reporter with more than 20 years’ experience, Katrina began her foray into journalism at the age of 12; as an intern at Parliament House in Canberra. Since then, she has covered global events for major newspapers, radio stations and television networks and written a best-selling book.

Katrina is a sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator and MC. She is the host of the popular podcast, Claiming Your Confidence and is an executive mentor for those wanting to step into their power as confident communicators.