Women in Media committees across Australia have commemorated International Women’s Day, which was first observed 110 years ago.
From the Australian of the Year Grace Tame’s remarkable address to the National Press Club to a panel featuring top female editors, it was a powerful reminder of the importance of the Women in Media community.
From Brisbane to Cairns, Women in Media Queensland committees seized the opportunity to connect.
Women in Media NSW gathered together an impressive panel of women who edited the headlines through 2020 – Lisa Davies, Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald; Sarah Stinson, Executive Producer, The Morning Show Seven Network; Sarrah Le Marquand, Editor-in-chief of Stellar and Body and Soul (distributed in all major News Corp mastheads, including The Sunday Telegraph); Lisa Muxworthy, Editor-in-chief of news.com.au; and moderated by Kumi Taguchi, journalist, broadcaster and host of Insight on SBS.
And Women in Media’s co-patron Caroline Jones gave thanks.
Women in Media SA gathered for a drink, while Women in Media WA hosted a breakfast.
Women in Media Victoria and Tasmania hosted an evening online with comedian Rachel Berger.
Women in Media Canberra spent the evening with global anti-discrimination champion Elizabeth Broderick.
As Australia’s longest-serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), she works tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers, and to promote gender equality.
One voice, your voice, and our collective voices can make a difference. We are on the precipice of a revolution whose call to action needs to be heard loud and clear.
Happy International Women’s Day to the Women in Media community.
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