What’s The Deal With The Women In Media Forum?

What’s The Deal With The Women In Media Forum?
SHARE
THIS



Women in Media is coming up on August 19 this year for its fourth cracking year (and entries aren’t open for that much longer), held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.

This year, for the first time ever, we’re hosting a daytime forum ahead of the awards in the evening, complete with a keynote from Nine Entertainment’s Lizzie Young, speed mentoring sessions with powerhouse women and a ‘hackathon’ to help solve the issues facing women in the industry.

Your MCs for the day will also be the Thinkergirls from the KIIS Network, who say all the things the rest of us are thinking.

Sounds cool, right? Wait until you see who your mentors are:

  • Twitter Australia MD Karen Stocks
  • OMD Melbourne MD Margie Reid
  • M&C Saatchi GM Mim Haysom
  • Initiative Australia CEO Lee Leggett
  • Hearst Australia/Bauer Media GM + chair of Wests Tigers Marina Go
  • One Green Bean MD Claire Salvetti
  • Leo Burnett Melbourne CEO Melinda Geertz
  • Nova Entertainment CEO Cathy O’Connor
  • News Corp Australia CTO, Group Director Alisa Bowen

So what the heck is a Hackathon?

Three topics of discussion will be chosen from attendee feedback to form the basis of the hackathon.

Example topics:
• How can we improve flexible working conditions across the industry?
• How can we achieve gender parity on boards?
• What can we do to eliminate the gender pay gap in the industry?

Submit your industry problem here.

And How does it work?

The attendees will be broken into three main groups, each focusing on one of these topics.

Within each group, attendees will be further broken down into small groups of 8-10. Each small group will sit around a table and discuss open-ended questions within their topic for a structured amount of time (20-25 minutes). A “table host” will anchor each table. They will scribe comments/ideas made by participants on poster boards/paper and ensure all voices are heard.

Attendees then switch to visit a table of a different topic, where the “table host” at the new table briefly welcomes people and fills them in on highlights of the previous discussion.

Participants have multiple rounds of conversation in response to defined questions, taking the ideas from one group and adding to them, developing insights through multiple conversations with a diverse number of people, and expanding the collective knowledge of the group.

After three rotations, each attendee will have had a chance to visit one table within each topic group. The “table host” from each group will then present back to the whole room on key points discussed on their topic and actionable steps to take back into the real world.

Who are your table captains?

  • Culture Zone principal Nancy Hromin
  • OMD Sydney MD Aimee Buchanan
  • Babyology founder & managing editor Mandi Gunsberger
  • MediaCom chief strategy officer Helen Black
  • All About Eve founder & principal Linda McGregor
  • Culture Zone principal Kate Chaffer
  • eHarmony marketing director Nicole McInnes

You can get tickets and more info on the forum, sponsored by OMD, here.

Forum presented by OMD

Latest News

B&T’s Research Agency Of The Year, Nature, Unveils Sydney Move
  • Marketing
  • Media

B&T’s Research Agency Of The Year, Nature, Unveils Sydney Move

Independent research consultancy, Nature, has announced an interstate expansion with the establishment of a Sydney office in the New Year. The announcement comes off the back of the business being recognised as Research Agency of the Year at the B&T Awards in November. According to Nature’s founder and managing director, Chris Crook, the move is a natural […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Paper Moose & Skillsroad Tackle Youth Unemployment
  • Campaigns
  • Technology

Paper Moose & Skillsroad Tackle Youth Unemployment

The NSW Business Chamber’s Skillsroad initiative has teamed up with independent makers agency Paper Moose to create an immersive, multi-touchpoint virtual reality experience. The initiative is an  effort to raise young Australians’ awareness of apprenticeships and traineeships for various careers. The digital experience, funded by the NSW Government Department of Industry, brings viewers into the […]

QMS NZ Finalises MediaWorks Merger
  • Media

QMS NZ Finalises MediaWorks Merger

QMS Media Limited has finalised terms for the merger of its New Zealand out-of-home, digital media and production business (QMS NZ) with MediaWorks, New Zealand’s leading independent radio, TV and digital business. The merger on completion will establish the newly combined QMS and MediaWorks as the largest multi-media advertising group in the country. In late […]

Headspace Australia Launches Instagram Campaign For Year 12 Students
  • Media

Headspace Australia Launches Instagram Campaign For Year 12 Students

Australian celebrities and creators are sharing their support for Year 12 students this week, in a new initiative from Instagram and headspace Australia. Launched today ahead of end-of-school exam results, #GramFam Australia features messages from ARIA winner Amy Shark, TV presenters including Lisa Wilkinson and Sandra Sully, comedian Peter Helliar, Home & Away star Olivia […]

oOh!media & Adshel Combined Business Reaches 90% Of Aussie Audiences
  • Media

oOh!media & Adshel Combined Business Reaches 90% Of Aussie Audiences

oOh!media’s audience reach has extended to well above 90 per cent of the Australian population with the integration of Adshel’s assets into the business, according to analysis of audience data. The audience reach data was announced as oOh! rebrands the Adshel assets to Commute by oOh!. Audience data from MOVE shows oOh!’s reach is unmatched […]

iHeartRadio & Surf Life Saving NSW Revive ‘Surf Life Sounds’ For Summer
  • Media

iHeartRadio & Surf Life Saving NSW Revive ‘Surf Life Sounds’ For Summer

The Australian Radio Network’s iHeartRadio Australia has teamed up with Surf Life Saving NSW (SLS NSW) for another year of ‘Surf Life Sounds’. The digital radio station features a mix of this summer’s hits, providing the official soundtrack to a safe summer at the beach while celebrating Australian beach culture. The Surf Life Sounds name […]

Sky News Bolsters Editorial Team With Two New Hires
  • Media

Sky News Bolsters Editorial Team With Two New Hires

Sky News today announced further expansion and investment in its editorial leadership team with the appointment of two new roles across its newsroom operations. Experienced television news director, Chris Willis has been appointed to the newly created leadership position of executive editor of news and talk. In this senior editorial role, Willis will have overall responsibility […]

Vince Usher Wins Top Dog Award At Miami Ad School Account Planning Boot Camp
  • Advertising

Vince Usher Wins Top Dog Award At Miami Ad School Account Planning Boot Camp

Ikon Communications strategist and account planner Vince Usher has been named Top Dog at Miami Ad School’s 2018 Account Planning course. Usher, who worked in teams throughout the course, also won three ‘Best Campaign’ awards for his work on live briefs by craft beer client 4 Pines, Tourism Australia and Ford. His team partner on […]