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Media industry finds ‘Strength in Connections’

Women in Media WA’s mentoring event reminded aspiring media professionals that “possibilities are endless” in ever-changing media industry, writes Taylah Jones. ‘Don’t wait to be given permission to succeed’ was the key message to be taken from the Women in Media WA’s mentoring and networking event Strength in Connections held at Rosie O’Grady’s on August […]

Women in Media WA Mentoring Scholarship

The WIM Mentoring Scholarship, is an initiative of the WIM WA Committee to support and nurture talented young women in our industry. The recipient will receive $1,500 towards the cost of flights, accommodation and conference fees to attend the third Women in Media national conference on the Gold Coast, 13- 14 September 2018. The conference […]

Bracing for the Backlash in social media

Are you prepared? Social media trolls are on the rise and you might be the next target, writes Isabel Putri. Has your work told you exactly how to protect yourself? Award-winning journalist and “Troll Hunting” author Ginger Gorman believes it’s unlikely that you have been fully armed and says this is a pressing matter of […]

WimWA Safety Masterclass

Generous WiMWA members allowed long locked-away secrets about mishaps and near misses at work to be aired in March as part of a move to increase mentoring efforts and safeguard the new generation of journalists. The three-hour safety workshop was the launch of the new WiMWA Masterclass series developed by veteran journalist Victoria Laurie to [...]

International Women’s Day with Dr Nikki Stamp

Cardiothoracic surgeon, author, writer, media personality and women’s champion, Dr Nikki Stamp, spoke passionately and candidly at the WIM WA’s, International Women’s Day breakfast, imploring those in attendance to embrace the power of the sisterhood. Hosted by the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, the 160 strong crowd listened in awe as Nikki reflected on [...]

When will women in sport get equal media coverage?

A diverse crowd joined ABC Grandstand’s Karen Tighe at Subiaco Football Club on Wednesday, July 11 for a compelling discussion about the state of coverage of women’s sport. Representatives from sporting bodies, journalists and sports enthusiasts; both men and women were among the 80 people in the audience. Rounding out the panel were CEO of [...]

Women in Media International Women’s Day Breakfast

She’s one of Australia’s most celebrated women, but Professor Fiona Wood has told an International Women’s Day audience dealing with the glare of the media spotlight has been one of her biggest challenges. Around 120 delegates attended the annual Women in Media’s networking event on March 8 at The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research [...]

Women in Media 2017 Conference, Day Two

“Stand Proud” The buzz from day one carried over to day two, as WIM QLD convenor Kathy McLeish opened the morning. Tracey Spicer then took to the stage with LJ Loch, offering up a plethora of tips to instantly improve your body language at work. Need a boost of confidence before asking for a raise, […]

Women in Media 2017 Conference, Day One

“Speak Up, Find Your Voice, Make It Happen” From the second our WIM WA group stepped into the bustling registration room for the inaugural Women in Media Conference, I knew we were in for an amazing couple of days. The wit, intelligence and skill of the women both speaking and in the audience was truly […]

Congratulations to our scholarship winner and runners-up

Women In Media WA is proud to announce the winner of the  inaugural WIM Mentoring Scholarship, an initiative of the WIM WA Committee to support and nurture talented young women in our industry Congratulations to Jessica Warriner from Community News, who just headed off Jessica Strauss and Gabrielle Campion. The two runners-up will each receive [...]