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:
“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
“#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
“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
“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
“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