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Be inspired by our panel of high achievers. 

Come and hear from, and talk to, some of Perth’s leading lights in media and communications who’ve reinvented themselves along the way, or designed careers that keep them sustained.

Join host, ABC Perth’s Nadia Mitsopoulis,  The West Australian and 6PR’s Gareth Parker, ABC TV’s Jess Strutt, PR guru Carla Sherman and former Southern Cross Austereo Perth’s head honcho, Linda Wayman, as they tell how they shaped their careers.

WimWA is thrilled to have been able to bring together such an illustrious group. If you’re thinking about a change of workplace or profession, you’ll also get the chance to get up close and ask them the key to their success, and get tips to help you make some winning career moves. (Those who love their jobs and have no plans to move are welcome too – there’ll be the usual good conversation, nibbles and drinks with a lively bunch of Women in Media.) Get your tickets now and join in another WiM networking event.


Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Time: from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Rosie O’Grady’s, 205 James St (enter from Milligan Street) Northbridge, WA 6003

This is sure to be popular and sell out early, so make sure you book NOW.

Nadia Mitsopoulos has worked in the media for 25 years demonstrating her long interest in news and current affairs. She has spent much of that time working in television as a journalist at Ten News, Associated Press TV in London and Nine News where she was the state political reporter. Nadia currently works on the WA Mornings Program on ABC Radio Perth. She is on the board of Lifeline WA, AWESOME Arts and St Peter’s Primary School. She has a passion for travel, food and sport and is a loyal member of the Fremantle Dockers and Perth Scorchers.

Gareth Parker is a leading reporter, columnist, commentator and broadcaster. A working journalist since 2004, he is The West Australian newspaper’s State Political Editor, a reporter at Seven News and a program host and contributor to radio 882 6PR in Perth. Gareth has covered general news, local, state and federal government, sport and business news for The West Australian, including as The West’s Melbourne correspondent and bureau chief.

Carla Shearman is a dynamic PR strategist who believes you can’t achieve true career success without taking risks. After eight years as part of the national management team at PPR, she has said goodbye to the security of the weekly pay check to launch her own boutique consultancy – The PR Collaborative. It’s the second-time Carla has plunged into business ownership –this time into a market where the economy is lukewarm and the competition red hot. After 30 years immersing herself in the industry she loves, Carla believes it’s never too late to reinvent yourself.

Jessica Strutt has worked as a political reporter in WA for more than a decade and has experience across all media platforms including print, radio, television and online. She joined ABC News Perth, where she is currently the State political reporter, more than four years ago, after two years out of journalism working as a senior media adviser in Government. She started her journalism career as a print reporter, which included five and a half years with The West Australian newspaper. Last year Jess was the joint winner of WA’s top political reporting prize.

Linda Wayman has just emerged from 15 years in the world of radio and digital media with Southern Cross Austereo (SCA). Starting her career as a journalist on the West Australian newspaper, over her media career has worked as the editor of a national magazine and as the group editor of five community newspapers. She has worked also been a senior public servant in Victoria a variety of public affairs and communications roles and was General Manager of EventsCorp WA. As General Manager of Austereo she has experienced a takeover), five CEOs, about 10 breakfast shows (and that was just on 92.9), and with mix94.5 only lost three surveys out of 114 over the 15 years. During her last couple of years with SCA, there were two female Content Directors, an Australian first. Currently, she is on the boards of Tourism WA, Venues West and Carers WA and is doing some business facilitation and project work.