Women in Media is a nationwide initiative for women working in all forms of media, advertising, marketing, and communications. We are a not-for-profit industry body developed by and for women in media across Australia. We thrive as a result of the tremendous work of volunteers to run our state committees, act as mentors and give their time as guest speakers.
To support women in media by:
creating opportunities and connections
contributing to career advancement and recognition
upskilling and providing access to resources through mentoring, industry programs and events
encouraging members to give back and act as mentors
collaborating with other media industry bodies and organisations
Women in Media began in 2005 in Western Australia when journalist and author Victoria Laurie created a group devoted to supporting each other and carving out opportunities for women to network.
This was the catalyst for a movement, which has spread across the country.
From 2013 to 2017 the organisation expanded to NSW, Queensland, Canberra, Victoria, and South Australia under the leadership of Tracey Spicer AM who was the national convenor.
From 2017 to 2022, co-chairs Kathy McLeish and Cath Webber cemented WiM’s status as a national organisation with new branches established in the Northern Territory, Tasmania, and North Queensland. Today, Women in Media is a thriving, voluntary organisation devoted to the mentoring and professional development of women in all forms of media.
Its ethos remains the same – to help women in media excel, learn, contribute, and connect.