Women in Media name Ita Buttrose as national patron

Women In Media - Ita Buttrose

Buttrose: “I was 11 years old when I made the decision to become a journalist. It’s a decision I have never regretted”

Women in Media has announced that Ita Buttrose AC OBE has accepted the role of national patron, effective immediately.

Buttrose will provide her support to the not-for-profit organisation, developed by and for all women working in media throughout Australia. 

Anita Jacoby AM, Women in Media co-chair, said: “We are immensely proud that Ita Buttrose has chosen to support Women in Media.
“Ita is an icon and inspiration to generations of Australian women. A pre-eminent journalist, media industry powerhouse and trailblazer for women, her patronage will greatly assist Women in Media’s efforts to improve diversity, equality and inclusion for all women in the media sector.”

Buttrose said of her appointment with the organisation: “I welcome the opportunity to encourage women to make the most of their talents as they pursue careers in the media.
“I was 11 years old when I made the decision to become a journalist. It’s a decision I have never regretted. All the good things in my career have been through journalism. I’ve enjoyed them all – I still am.’”

Ita Buttrose AC OBE confirmed as keynote speaker at 2023 National Conference

As patron of the organisation, Ita Buttrose will give the keynote address at the 2023 Women in Media national conference, to be held for the first time in Sydney on September 8-9.
Buttrose will headline an impressive speaker line-up of new and veteran media professionals to discuss career moves, industry trends and visionary insights. This two-day event is open to all members of the media industry.

Women in Media is a not-for-profit that exists to help women in media organisations excel, learn, contribute, and connect. With over 6000 members nationwide and branches in each state and territory, members work in all facets of the media including journalism, communications, production, public relations, publishing and digital media.

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