Women involved in community broadcasting or interested in becoming involved are invited to join a webinar dedicated to them. Organised by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), the event has two goals. The first is to provide participants with the chance to talk about relevant ideas and issues. The second is to set the agenda for the Women’s Forum, which will take place at the CBAA Conference, to happen 9 – 12 November 2017 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
“Community broadcasting encourages community access and participation in all aspects of station operations, from programming to management,” reads the CBAA website. “While the community broadcasting sector prides itself on its diversity, the sector and the wider media environment demand greater representation of females, a role that community broadcasting embraces.”
The webinar will be hosted by Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Marketing and Engagement Assistant at the CBAA, and will feature Bethany Atkinson-Quinton, the CBAA’s women’s representative. Atkinson-Quentin is a Melbourne-based radio producer and presenter, who has worked at SYN Media, 3RRR and PBS. In 2015, she produced Her Game, a podcast series that explores individuals’ experiences of gender in AFL, and, now, she is State Coordinator and Supervising Producer of All the Best, a weekly radio show that tells stories of Australia and Australians.
The CBAA is currently accepting nominations for its new women’s representative. The applications close on 13 October and the decision will be announced at the CBAA Conference in November.
The webinar is one of many initiatives supporting, nurturing and promoting women in music at local, state and national levels. In July, in the lead up to our Contemporary Music Roundtable we published this round-up of developments in South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory, and this overview, covering New South Wales and Victoria.