Women in Media will host its second national conference at Bond University, with a program centred on the theme – Bigger, Better, Bolder.
Last year’s inaugural conference on the Gold Coast – headlined by Four Corners’ Sarah Ferguson and featuring talented women in media such as Edwina Bartholomew, Sandra Sully and Virginia Trioli – was a sell-out and trended number one on Twitter.
The 2018 conference will be held on September 14-15 on the Gold Coast.
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Busting the ‘bamboo ceiling’
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No easy route to join the ‘family business’
Claire Harvey calls journalism the “family business”. Her father, the late Peter Harvey, was a giant of the Australian media, famous for his “Peter Harvey, Canberra” sign-off during a decades-long stint with the Nine Network.
What I learned from an incredible mentor
Laura Chalmers’ skill as a writer took her to the prime minister’s office but it was her love of journalism that led her back to newspapers.
Call to see more women in senior roles
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Compelling storytelling is and will remain at the heart of journalism
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Knowledge is power in legal disputes
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Don’t buy the stereotype that women tear each other down
“What we all can do is throw down a big fishing net to bring up many, many women together,” says Dr Kirstin Ferguson.
‘A huge honour and a privilege’ to anchor the news
“I’ve only ever had people who have been supportive and encouraging and wanting me to succeed,” says Narelda Jacobs.