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Women in Media - Support Hub



With an increasing number of initiatives, resources and services launching to support women in the marketing, advertising and media industry this 'Support Hub'  (MediaScape & Links) aims to bring them together into one useful and evolving guide...

If you have an initiative to add to the Women in Media Support Hub - get in touch...

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Groups & Initiatives

  • SheSays Australia global creative network for women. Award-winning organisation running free mentorship & networking events to women in creative, advertising & marketing.
  • SWIMM (Senior Women in Media & Marketing) - Invitation Only Events
  • Connected Women - created to bring professional women working in the technology and digital sectors in Australia together to network, share knowledge, seek mentors and build cross-organisational relationships.  Monthly networking drinks and quarterly event.
  • Women in Digital - new group TBA
  • The Agency Circle - Launched in October 2016, The Agency Circle is an industry body that’s all about turning the talk around diversity into action. We are a group of Creative Agencies who want to see change. Faster. We are non-profit. We meet regularly. We share our data, progress and experiences. We are committed to a common Charter. But we work independently to implement change in our respective Agencies.
  • Peggy's List - highlights women who are available to speak at industry conferences and events. Over 200 women appear on Peggy's List
  • Don's List - men who recognise and support women in our industry
  • Event Gender Audit - in 2015 a gender audit of 18 industry events was undertaken. Women accounted for 27% of speakers.
  • Inspiring RareBirds Inspiring women entrepreneurs. 1,000,000 more women entrepreneurs by 2020. Mentor program now open!
  • Notable Media - tba
  • Business ChicksA powerful, connected community of women around the world.
  • Mentor Walks Mentor Walks is a monthly series that connects emerging female leaders with a range of established executive women from a diverse professional community.
  • Women in STEMM Aust - a non-profit organisation founded in 2014 which has grown into a nationally recognised association for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
  • Girl Geek Academy a global movement encouraging women to learn technology, create startups and build more of the internet. Our face-to-face programs currently run in Melbourne, New York and San Francisco.

Organisations

  • Women in Mediaa nationwide networking and mentoring initiative to support and nurture women working in all facets of the media – from journalism and media advising to public relations and corporate affairs.

Events & Awards

  • Telstra Women in Business Awards - Now in its twenty-second year, the Awards are about more than simply recognising and rewarding the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia’s most brilliant business women – they play a critical role in raising the profile of women in business.
  • Women in Media (Quest Events) - Sydney 22-24 November.  A unique platform for leaders of the media industry that are in various stages of their careers to come together and share ideas and experiences and hear from some of the leading women in the industry today.

Employment & Job Sharing

  • Wyse WomenWyse Women is a platform connecting experienced and professional women with flexible projects in the media, marketing and communications industry. Focussed on flexibility and designed to create an alternative solution for professional women in the industry, Wyse Women works with the country's most progressive and forward thinking media and marketing businesses, interested in tapping into a network of skilled and sought women on a short term, contract basis.
  • Jobs Shared - network to help you find someone to share your job with by connecting you to a network of professionals in your industry also wanting to job share.
  • Gemini3Australia’s first and largest job share destination to create, fill and sustain job share opportunities.
  • Puffling - Australian start-up, Puffling, has launched with its sights set on the advertising industry as the first category to disrupt the marketplace for employment. Puffling describes the model as the next evolution of job sharing, focusing on recruiting then matching a highly skilled pair who will apply for full time roles together. Puffling recently commenced its recruitment drive for candidates and has initially targeted return to work mums with careers in advertising.

Training & Skills

  • GirlGeek Academy a global movement encouraging women to learn technology, create startups and build more of the internet. Our face-to-face programs currently run in Melbourne, New York and San Francisco.
  • She Flies - a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and diverse program rolling out across Australia in 2017. She Flies is about building confidence in girls and women to engage in the wonderful world of flying drones!
  • She Starts SheStarts is a competitive startup program for ambitious female entrepreneurs with big ideas for high-impact businesses.

Inspiration

  • Women in Media Q&A's - over 30  of the industry's most succesfful women (& one man) share their views

Websites

  • Women's Agendafor career-minded, time-poor women who want to stay ahead of the conversation. 
  • Mamamia news, opinion, social commentary, political analysis, style, relationships, parenting, beauty and healthy, great videos, clever podcasts, and deeply personal stories
  • The Carousel destination for women wanting news and advice on fashion, beauty, health, food, home, parenting and bridal.

Information & Community Services

  • 1 Million WomenDaughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers getting on with practical climate action.

If you have an initiative to add to the Women in Media Support Hub - get in touch...

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Further Resources...

  • MediaScapes - well-known guides mapping the entire Australian commercial media landscape - including digital media, television, outdoor and mobile billboard media, media agencies & more.  MediaScapes appear on office walls throughout the industry!
  • Q&A Profiles - tap directly into opinions and market views from over 300 of the most experienced and successful professionals in Australia's advertising and media market.
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  • What's On - we keep track of the most worthwhile media industry events, surveys, training courses and awards