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International Women’s Day 2019 – Women In Media

05 March, 2019

We are celebrating the amazing achievements of women in the media this International Women’s Day #IWD19. Discover all the inspiring women in the media we’ve spoken to previously and their insights into a changing industry #BalanceforBetter.


Below is a collection of insights into equality, change and leadership from some of Australia’s Women in Media:


shauna-iwd“Australian women don’t want to be told what to think, or how to feel, they want to be valued and recognised and respected…. I want to continue those values by listening to our audiences, growing our network to reach platforms that women consume media through.” – Shauna Anderson, Editor at 9Honey

Read full interview here.



cynthia-iwd“#MeToo stories, and pieces or profiles related to gender and diversity parity, can shake up the status quo, advocate for positive change and shine a light on difficult issues” – Cynthia Wang, Features Editor at TV WEEK

Read full interview here.



rebecca-iwd“People seem to think women have stopped caring, or that they simply weren’t online, which is completely untrue. Everyone wants to feel like the best version of themselves.”  – Rebecca O’Hearn, Founder of Smart. Casual. Classic

Read full interview here.




jessica-iwd“Something I’ve worked on is a piece about Crazy Rich Asians and what it felt like to watch it as an Asian Australian who rarely sees Asians represented in popular culture. A lot of Asian journalists and film reviewers are already writing about it, but the fact that so many people are passionate about it is proof of what a huge deal it is. I’ve also enjoyed reading everything about it.” – Jessica Chandra, editor of TheFIX at Nine Entertainment

Read full interview here.


heather-iwd“The challenge is changing the system to create tools for greater equity, from a more holistic approach to academic evaluation criteria to creating networking opportunities beyond the ‘old boy’s club’ in the industry – particularly when hiring for boards.” – Heather Catchpole, Head of Content & Co-founder of Refraction Media

Read full interview here.

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