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Seven Reasons to Attend the 2024 Women in Media Conference


Women in Media Conference

Are you ready to elevate your career in media? The Women in Media National Conference in Sydney is the perfect opportunity to do just that. On Friday, 9 August, immerse yourself in a day filled with high-calibre speakers, engaging discussions, practical workshops, and invaluable networking opportunities. The day is for women in all forms of media and is special for hosting guests at all career stages – from senior leaders to early career talent and mid-career professionals. Here's a glimpse of what awaits you at this unmissable event.


1. Inspiring Speakers

One of the highlights of the Conference is the lineup of keynote speakers. This year, co-hosted by Edwina Bartholomew and Jayne Azzopardi, the event will feature leading professionals in journalism, politics, film, TV, digital, advertising, marketing, technology, professional development, and social movements. These industry trailblazers will share their personal journeys, offering invaluable insights into overcoming challenges and achieving success in the dynamic media landscape. Prepare to be inspired and equipped with practical advice to navigate your own career path.


2. Engaging Panel Discussions

Join thought-provoking discussions including the critical session, 'Media and Men’s Violence Against Women' which will explore how news, ad campaigns, social platforms and fictional storytelling influence a national crisis; and hear from the eSafety Commissioner on women's online safety in navigating the risks and opportunities in managing your public profile. Sessions will explore the latest trends in marketing and journalism and the impact of digital transformation on media, leaving you with fresh ideas and a deeper understanding of our industry's future.


Business of Media Panel: Beverley McGarvey, Amanda Laing, Jane Huxley, Mia Freedman
Business of Media Panel: Beverley McGarvey, Amanda Laing, Jane Huxley, Mia Freedman

3. Skill-Building Workshops

Enhance your skills through interactive workshops led by experts in various media fields. Learn how to turn your podcast idea into a marketable reality, harness AI tools for everyday productivity, or communicate with the influence and inspiration of a leader.


4. Networking Opportunities

Networking is a cornerstone of the Women in Media Conference. With dedicated networking sessions, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals. Whether you’re meeting potential mentors, collaborators, or future employers, these interactions can pave the way for career advancements and new opportunities.



Women networking at conference


5. Personal Growth and Empowerment

This conference is not just about professional development; it's also about personal growth. Engaging with other women in media who share your challenges and ambitions is incredibly empowering. You'll leave the conference feeling motivated, valued, and ready to tackle the next steps in your career with renewed energy and passion.


6. Staying Ahead of Industry Trends

Keeping up with industry trends is crucial in the always evolving world of media. The Women in Media Conference offers a front-row seat to the latest developments and innovations in the field. Stay ahead of the curve by learning about new technologies, emerging platforms, and changing audience behaviours from those at the forefront of the industry.



women in media conference workshops


7. Exploring Sydney

The event also provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Sydney. Visit iconic landmarks, enjoy world-class dining, and experience the city’s rich cultural scene at local galleries and nightlife. Sydney has something to offer everyone.


But don't just take our word for it – here's what past attendees had to say:


"The mix of personal and professional development, and great networking. It felt like a really safe space."

"Being able to connect with women who have similar experiences; learning from people who are more advanced in their career and learning more about the different jobs in the industry."

"Truly, such an inspirational couple of days!!!!"


The Women in Media National Conference 2024 in Sydney is more than just an event, it’s a launchpad for your career, wherever you are at. It’s time to unite and connect with like-minded peers in the vibrant city of Sydney. We look forward to welcoming you at the Women in Media National Conference for 2024!


Psst! Early Bird ticket pricing wraps up end of June. Get in before EOFY for significantly discounted tickets for you and your team. 


Women in Media 2024 Conference


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