Women in Media committees across Australia have commemorated International Women’s Day, which was first observed 110 years ago.
From the Australian of the Year Grace Tame’s remarkable address to the National Press Club to a panel featuring top female editors, it was a powerful reminder of the importance of the Women in Media community.
From Brisbane to Cairns, Women in Media Queensland committees seized the opportunity to connect.
Happy #IWD2021 to all the @WIM_Aus #wimqld #wimqldatwork pic.twitter.com/3qMu1NM8Aq — Women in Media Qld (@wimqld) March 4, 2021
Happy International Women’s Day @WIM_Aus from #WIMFNQ in Cairns th women in media#IWD2021 pic.twitter.com/IvKAveSOEJ — Pip Miller (@pipmillerpr) March 4, 2021
Women in Media NSW gathered together an impressive panel of women who edited the headlines through 2020 – Lisa Davies, Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald; Sarah Stinson, Executive Producer, The Morning Show Seven Network; Sarrah Le Marquand, Editor-in-chief of Stellar and Body and Soul (distributed in all major News Corp mastheads, including The Sunday Telegraph); Lisa Muxworthy, Editor-in-chief of news.com.au; and moderated by Kumi Taguchi, journalist, broadcaster and host of Insight on SBS.
And Women in Media’s co-patron Caroline Jones gave thanks.
Women in Media SA gathered for a drink, while Women in Media WA hosted a breakfast.
From the committee of Women In Media SA @WIMSA, all power for #IWD2021 to women everywhere. #IWD #InternationalWomensDay @WIM_Aus pic.twitter.com/hUoX48BRuJ — Samela Harris (@saline) March 4, 2021
Women in Media Victoria and Tasmania hosted an evening online with comedian Rachel Berger.
Women in Media Canberra spent the evening with global anti-discrimination champion Elizabeth Broderick.
As Australia’s longest-serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), she works tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers, and to promote gender equality.
The capital’s #IWD2021 selfie for @wim_aus – such a fun group of women in the ACT💃! It’s been a privilege for @kathymcleish1 and I to be here as WiM co-chairs. Thanks to all volunteers (passionate working women) who have made these WiM events happen around Aus tonight! pic.twitter.com/fEanvpnw6c — Cath Webber (@cathwebber) March 4, 2021
One voice, your voice, and our collective voices can make a difference. We are on the precipice of a revolution whose call to action needs to be heard loud and clear.
Australian of the Year 2021
Happy International Women’s Day to the Women in Media community.
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