Women in Media calls on women in the industry to have their say as annual survey launches

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The survey closes Friday 19 April 2024.

Women in Media has launched its annual survey to better understand and represent the views of women working in the sector.

The survey is run by the 6,400-member organisation for women working in all facets of the media and aims to improve diversity, equality, and inclusion for all women in the industry. 

Media executive and co-chair of WIM, Anita Jacoby AM said the survey provides important data that is compiled and released annually. 

“You may be new to the industry or a veteran with years of expertise or somewhere in between. If so, your voice and views matter and Women in Media wants to hear them,” she said.

“The survey lets you confidentially share your feedback about gender equality, career progress, and access to support and resources for women working in all roles and types of media.

“Your responses help Women in Media focus its efforts and build an inclusive and supportive community, creating connections, accelerating career development and maximising leadership potential for women working in all sectors of our media industry.”

While individual responses remain confidential, published findings will be released to participants, the media, the government, and the industry.

The survey closes Friday 19 April 2024 and can be taken here.

Patron Ita Buttrose AC OBE and co-chairs Victoria Laurie and Anita Jacoby are joined by a voluntary board of directors and state convenors overseeing branches in Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Tasmania.

The 2023 Women in Media Industry Insight Report found that barriers persist for women working in media, with the majority of women (54%) continuing to be either unsure or explicitly dissatisfied with the progress of their careers. 

This was reinforced by the 24.2% gender pay gap for the information media and telecommunications industry based on median total remuneration complied by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. 

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