Women Leading Change (Melbourne)

Date: Saturday, 1 February, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Ross House
247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 

Cost: Free
Contact: wlc@crisishub.org.au

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Focus: Engaging the media and getting your message across

Guest speaker: Ms Agnes Cusack from the Multicultural Media Exchange, who will present some practical tips on developing your message and engaging with the media and go through a practical exercise. 

Agnes Cusack founded the Multicultural Media Exchange (formerly New Australia Media) and teaches journalism at Monash. Agnes was a foreign correspondent with the ABC in London and Washington. She has worked as a journalist trainer at the South African Broadcasting Corporation and presented the Media Report on Radio National.  After leaving the ABC she worked with the World Bank in Indonesia, the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands and at SBS. She won a Walkley Award for covering the Balkan War and a Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, in 2001/2002.

The agenda for the afternoon will be:

  • Part 1: Engaging the media and a practical exercise in developing your message and ‘story’ (approx. 1 hour)
  • Break – afternoon tea (approx 15 mins)
  • Part 2: Planning and the group – what do we want to do for the year, planning for International Women’s Day, and networking with each other. (Approx 1 hour)

I have booked the space for longer this time so we don’t have to rush out. I’d like to get a good idea from you all about the planning for sessions for the rest of the year, how you would like to work together, and planning and support for the International Women’s Day event. 

Please confirm your attendance to: wlc@crisishub.org.au

Please invite other women that you know from diaspora communities, who are active in campaigning and working for human rights, peacebuilding and development in their countries of origin.


This network is proudly supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission.