Women in Media Forum on Saturday the 25 May 2019 in Canberra, at The Abode Hotel, 10 Bowes St Woden.
This is a Forum for women in media with a focus on ethnic and multicultural community broadcasters. Attending the forum will be policy makers, politicians, national and state based organisations, youth and seniors; and multicultural community broadcasters. Some of the issues developed at the forum will be media representation, media and politics, women networking in media, youth and the future of community media.
Stay Tuned as we bring you more information about speakers and sessions.
Entry fee is $10
To register go to our Eventbrite site:https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-in-media-forum-tickets-59510006030
We welcome people from NSW especially those close to Canberra and organisations and broadcasters from Sydney.
Unfortunately, we can’t subsidize travel like we do for our main conference.
However, we have organised a discounted rate at the Abode Hotel. The rate is $144.00 per room. Attendees can call the Abode Woden Hotel directly on 1300 122 633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference NEMBCACT2019 to receive the discounted rate.
For more information contact email@example.com
tel 03 9486 9549
Lieta Sauiluma-Duggan President 1CMS
Ira Patkar NEMBC Women’s Committee ACT representative
Dr Tangi Steen, NEMBC Vice President
|9:30am||"Women, Media and Politics" session
Lavanya Kala Harmony Alliance – Migrant and Refugee Women for Change
• Elizabeth Kikkert MLA: Canberra Liberals, Member for Ginninderra, ACT Assembly
• Susanne Orr MLA: Canberra Labor Member for Yerrabi ACT Assembly
• Laura Aoun Chair of the Canberra Multicultural Women’s Forum
|11:30am||"Networking, Media and Making a Difference"
• Catherine McGrath, former Chief Political Correspondent for SBS and founder of #WomenSpeaking
• Sandra Elhelw Wright - Women's Chair, Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA)
• Diana Abdul Rehman, Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (CMCF)
|2:00pm||"Women and Digital Platforms"
The Community Media Training Organisation’s Mikaela Ford and Emma Couch show you how to use free digital tools to spread your message on and beyond the airwaves!
In this hands-on workshop you will:
• Practice different ways to package your content for distribution online on an array of platforms, including podcasting, Insta-stories and more – so bring your own device!
• Interpret the data that lives behind your content and use it to your advantage – no use linking content to Twitter when your audience is on Instagram!
• Participate in a conversation around the issues that affect women specifically when using digital platforms for content creation and distribution – think cyber safety and wellbeing.
To get the most out of this session please bring an internet enabled device: Laptop, iPad, Tablet or Smartphone.
|4:00pm||"Women Engaging the Future": Youth, Seniors and Women in Media: what’s needed on a local and national level for stronger community media engagement? What can the NEMBC being doing to help facilitate better representation and women’s involvement?|
|5:00pm - 5:15pm||Wrap Up with NEMBC Women’s Committee Convenors
Welcome to some of the presenters
Catherine McGrath is a giant of the Australian media and a well-known Canberra identity, keynote speaker, MC, writer, trainer and businesswoman. Catherine spent 30 years reporting for the ABC and SBS in both Australia and overseas and was political editor for both public broadcasters. From 1997-2016 she was a member of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery and covered her last election in 2016 as SBS Bureau Chief.
These days Catherine speaks and hosts business events around the country and trains business and professional speakers. She is the founder of #WomenSpeaking a program training woman to speak in the media and at conferences, events.
Catherine is the recipient of the Centenary of Federation Media for Services to Society through Journalism.
Lavanya Kala is with Harmony Alliance – Migrant and Refugee Women for Change Young Women’s Advisory Group. She is an experienced policy and communications professional. Lavanya has extensive knowledge of social policy, politics and nonprofit management. Her areas of expertise extend to migration, human rights and gender equity. As Policy Manager at Volunteering Australia, Lavanya leads all policy and advocacy strategy, research, and government relations. Lavanya has a BA in Communications from UTS and is Deputy Chair of Beryl Women Inc.
Sandra Elhelw Wright , FECCA Women’s Chair, is passionate about empowering ethnic women to create and define their own agendas, challenges and solutions. Sandra is currently working in the ACT Government and has previously worked with migrant and refugee communities in the settlement sector. She is currently undertaking a PhD on domestic violence in Australian Muslim communities. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Inquiry into Australia’s Family Law System, and the ACT Multicultural Advisory Council.
Emma Couch is the National Training Manager at the Community Media Training Organisation. Emma is a board member of Technorama and a freelance producer. Emma has a strong history in Community Radio. She started out volunteering at Koori Radio and spent five years at Radio Skid Row in various roles including Board Member and Producer. Emma came to the CMTO from the CBAA where she organised a number of events, including the CBAA Conference and Awards and the CBAA Webinar Program.
Elizabeth Kikkert MLA: Canberra Liberals, Member for Ginninderra, ACT Assembly, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Elizabeth Kikkert migrated to Australia from Tonga with her family when she was 8 years old, knowing only two words of English: yes and no. She is actively engaged in charity and volunteer work, especially concerning women, youth and the local multicultural community in the ACT. Elizabeth firmly believes in the value of giving her time and energy to others, working to ensure that families, individuals, couples and vulnerable people can nurture and achieve their aspirations. With encouragement from her family, friends and the community, Elizabeth stood in the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election and was successful. Elizabeth is currently the first known Pacific Islander MLA in Australia.
Dr Tangikina Steen, popularly known as Tangi, was the first female President of NEMBC (2011-2017) and since 2018 as Vice-President. Broadcaster and producer of the SA Tongan program since 2001 at 5EBI103.1FM. Academic qualifications are: PhD (Computer Education), MEd (Information Technology), Grad Dips (System Analysis & Adult Education) and BSc (Mathematical Sciences). My academic career at UniSA sees me in many roles; course co-ordinator, curriculum developer, research leader, program director, higher degrees supervisor, associate head of school (academic), head of school, chair of the Tongan Research Association.
Mikaela Ford is the Student Services and Administration Officer at the Community Media Training Organisation. Mikaela brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she assisted the music, entertainment, publishing and business affairs teams with administration and digital coordination for over 2 years. Mikaela was an active member of the Indigenous workforce at the ABC and was able to travel to Alice Springs and assist in remote areas as part of her role. She has also completed a Certificate III in Screen and Media right here at the CMTO and is currently undertaking her Certificate IV in Screen and Media with the CMTO volunteering at Koori Radio on Thursdays.
Suzanne Or MLA ACT , Australian Labor Party, Member for Yerrabi. Suzanne was born in Canberra and grew up in Giralang. While growing up Suzanne’s family fostered more than 200 children. The experience made her aware from a young age that government has a big role to play in helping people when they need extra support.
Suzanne believes politics should be about people working together to make a difference. She is passionate about supporting our local community, protecting our environment and ensuring Yerrabi continues to grow as an enjoyable and inclusive place to live.
Diana Abdel-Rahman, OAM was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, to Lebanese parents, who migrated to Australia in the early 1950s. She is a committed Peace Activist and advocate for human rights and multicultural issues. Diana has contributed widely to ACT’s multicultural community and, with a high profile in the Australian Muslim community, she has campaigned tirelessly to bring to light issues surrounding diversity. In 2016 she was awarded the Australia Day Honours Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for her service to the community.