Finally: This New Initiative Is Just What Diversity in Australian Media Needs
Diversity in the Australian media industry is an increasingly growing topic of conversation this year, and rightly so. While there has undoubtedly been positive shifts towards inclusion in the measures of age, gender and ethnicity; within the media industry, statistics clearly reveal that as a country we still have a long way to go. We recently spoke about the racism that takes place within the television industry, but in a broader context, it looks like homogeneity runs rampant. This lack of diversity, according to PriceWaterHouseCoopers’ 2016 report, not only isolates diverse communities but also has the ability to drag down the industry as a whole.
But as much as we are aware of the issue, orchestrating far-reaching, institutional change takes work. Hard work. But never fear: Finally, a new initiative called Changing the Ratio is holding a one-day event later this month to help provide creative solutions. Held on May 28 in Sydney, the team have rallied an impressive (and diverse) group of speakers who will facilitate discussions and allow for practical takeaways. With talent including Lisa Wilkinson, Deng Thiak Adut, Kirsty Muddle and Jason Scott, it's sure to be inspiring.
While a day spent listening to successful professionals is often just what you need for an inspiration boost, you’ll also have a unique experience to hear tried-and-tested approaches to being the type of employee who can help facilitate inclusion and lasting change.
For tickets to this event, click through to Eventbrite.