Women in Media Forum 2016

United, we can change the industry for the better.

The inaugural Women in Media Forum, presented by OMD, is a natural extension to B&T’s Women in Media Awards.

FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST
ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE SYDNEY
MC – The Thinkergirls

Attendees have the chance to take part in speed mentoring with female powerhouses from across the marketing, media and advertising industry and up-close exposure to highly successful, inspiring women.

In the spirit of collaboration, there will also be a hackathon element to the day with attendees split into groups to come up with three actionable ideas to meet challenges facing women in the industry.

Every woman (and perhaps the odd man) should walk away with at least one step they can take immediately to contribute to the promotion of women in media.

Agenda

9:30-9:40am Welcome and housekeeping by MC
9:40-10:00am Introductory Keynote
10:00am-12:15pm Speed Mentoring –  small groups rotate every 15 minutes to meet a different mentor.
12:30-1:30pm Quick lunch
1:30-2:45pm Hackathon Solving Industry Problems – 3 key areas identified in advance (chosen by online poll) with different groups rotating to brainstorm and collaborate on possible solutions.
2:45-3:15pm Presentation to all delegates – each solution and actionable insights.

Meet our mentors

Sharing their expertise and insights with an aim to giving younger women and men from our industry the skills and attitude to help promote a more equal workplace.

Karen Stocks

Karen Stocks

Managing Director, Twitter Australia
Margie Reid

Margie Reid

Managing Director OMD Melbourne
Mim Haysom

Mim Haysom

General Manager, M&C Saatchi
Lee Leggett

Lee Leggett

CEO Australia - Initiative
Marina Go

Marina Go

GM, Hearst Australia, Bauer Media + Chair of Wests Tigers
Claire Salvetti

Claire Salvetti

Managing Director - One Green Bean
Melinda Geertz

Melinda Geertz

CEO, Leo Burnett Melbourne
Cathy O'Connor

Cathy O'Connor

CEO - Nova Entertainment
Alisa Bowen

Alisa Bowen

CTO, Group Director - News Corporation Australia
Carolyn Bendall

Carolyn Bendall

GM Marketing - ANZ Australia

Hackathon – 1:15-3:00pm

Three topics of discussion will be chosen from attendee feedback to form the basis of the hackathon.

Example topics:
• How can we improve flexible working conditions across the industry?
• How can we achieve gender parity on boards?
• What can we do to eliminate the gender pay gap in the industry?

Submit your industry problem here.

How does the hackathon work?

The hackathon component of the day aims to produce actionable ideas to meet challenges facing women in the industry.

The attendees will be broken into three main groups, each focusing on one of these topics.

Within each group, attendees will be further broken down into small groups of 8-10. Each small group will sit around a table and discuss open-ended questions within their topic for a structured amount of time (20-25 minutes). A “table host” will anchor each table. They will scribe comments/ideas made by participants on poster boards/paper and ensure all voices are heard.

Attendees then switch to visit a table of a different topic, where the “table host” at the new table briefly welcomes people and fills them in on highlights of the previous discussion.

Participants have multiple rounds of conversation in response to defined questions, taking the ideas from one group and adding to them, developing insights through multiple conversations with a diverse number of people, and expanding the collective knowledge of the group. In this way participants gather a wide range of inputs that help strengthen the ‘ecology’ of the conversation.

After three rotations, each attendee will have had a chance to visit one table within each topic group. The “table host” from each group will then present back to the whole room on key points discussed on their topic and actionable steps to take back into the real world.

Meet our table hosts

These industry powerhouses will drive the conversation within each topic to reach actionable steps to create a more diversed industry.

Nancy Hromin

Nancy Hromin

Principal - Culture Zone
Nicole McInnes

Nicole McInnes

Director – Marketing ANZ, Pandora
Aimee Buchanan

Aimee Buchanan

Managing Director OMD Sydney
Kate Chaffer

Kate Chaffer

Principal - Culture Zone

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR

omd

Contact us

Sponsorship

Cat Hay
Sales Manager
0416 657 045
cat@bandt.com.au

Frank Masterson
Account Manager
0451 831 647
frank@bandt.com.au

 

Event details / enquiries

Vivian Luo
Marketing Manager
viv@bandt.com.au
0421 944 003

Riin Rodenberg
Events Coordinator
riin@themisfits.media
0415 576 111

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