Chair Opening Remarks Day 108:50 - 09:00
But times have changed. The definition of “media” has broadened and the skills needed to drive success in those organizations have broadened with it. Combine this with the broader cultural shift in gender equality and what once seemed a narrow path is now rife with opportunity for women. There is no crystal ball for the industry. So if I could, I would go back and give my younger self the advice that just because opportunities don’t seem obvious doesn’t mean they will not exist.
Diversity in the entertainment industryLaTanya Newt
09:00 - 09:30
Changing Careers: Moving from Creative to ProductionDonna Lamar
9:30 - 10:00
The Future of Media : Fresh Perspectives from Media Influencers on the Forbes 30 Under 30 ListJanett Kennedy Haas
10:00 - 10:40
This panel will feature Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees who can talk about what the next generation of Women in Media is thinking in terms of the future of media. Specific topics/ questions this may cover include: How to climb the ladder in media industry? How to get noticed? Starting up your own media brand and standing out in a world with lots of new digital players/ competition? Getting people to invest in you and/or your media brand? Marketing yourself and marketing your brand? Finding your mentor? How to be a “girl boss”? How to help other women in the industry?
Round Table Surgery - Discussing Your Biggest ChallengesDay 110:40 - 10:55
Coffee BreakDay 110:55 - 11:25
Fireside Chat - Women-led Disruption: Re-defining the Media Space Day 111:25 - 12:25
Be Present, but Get out of the wayMichelle Buffardi
12:25 - 13:00
Four principals of leadership: listen, give clear direction then get out of the way, take responsibility not credit, don’t block others’ light. Listen: Let others be heard, regardless of level, be accessible and available – lean on soft skills here – and be an advocate. Give direction then get out: This shows trust in your team and will speed up processes. Be explicit in your expectations and what touchpoints you want to be involved in, but let your team do what they do best. Allow future leaders to emerge and grow. Take responsibility not credit: It’s a leader and decision maker’s responsibility to make things happen and to make sure those who did the work or who came up with the idea get the right credit. Don’t block other’s light: great leaders aren’t always those with the winning idea or the loudest voice in the room. Step aside and let the light shine on everyone – there’s room enough for all to have opportunity and recognition. (interesting read: Are You a Blocker or an Activator)
Lunch Day 113:00 - 14:00
Stop Creating Content and Develop a Point of ViewCourtney Glaze
14:00 - 14:30
Thanks to the fragmentation of the media landscape through social media and the ability for consumers to devour content anywhere and on a variety of devices, content marketing has risen to the top of most marketers minds. However, much focus has been given to developing a content strategy (paid, owned, earned media), but most brands are getting it wrong when it comes to content. Consumers now have unlimited options to find out about a product and are less inclined to listen to a traditional ‘message’. Borrowing from literature, marketers need to find a point of view for their brand.
Women in Comedy: Laughing our way to success Leah Dubie
14:30 - 15:00
Overcoming vulnerability and empowering empathMonica Austin
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee BreakDay 115:30 - 16:00
Campfire Sessions: Mental health - Are you being taken care of?Day 116:00 - 16:20
Panel Session & Q&A: Normalising the conversation: Discussing gender pay gap, mental health and wellness in the industry Day 116:20 - 17:10
Closing RemarksDay 117:10 - 17:20
Cocktail ReceptionDay 117:20 - 19:00

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