This was the third seminar of the Wanted series and I'd say the most topical and therefore engaging one thus far. The guests were three Women from various areas of the Media Industry: Jenni Tosi (CEO of Film Victoria), Brodie Lancaster (Writer & Editor) and Elizabeth McCarthy (Talks Producer @ 3RRR). As such they were able to draw on experiences and tell anecdotes that illustrated what kind of culture can be expected in different industries. It was a tough seminar theme to tackle but overall, I believe the team did a really great job of it.
Before the seminar I was intrigued by the idea and I definitely wanted to know what people had to say about Women in the Media Industry. However, I assumed that I wouldn't actually learn knowledge that could be applied, but rather it would be more of an entertaining discussion. I was wrong about this. I actually left the seminar with a lot of food for thought. It made me reflect on myself and think about ways I could present myself to employers to get the most out of opportunities and ensure I'm working in an environment where all people are respected. For this reason, I decided the content of the seminar was relevant and informative.
The theme, approach and staging were also really great. I loved the style of their promotional materials, there was a consistent film noir/classy femme fatale look that also appeared in the Seminar room. The format was also done really well. The staging was quite professional. I loved how all the organisers dressed up elegantly and Michael, the host, did a great job of directing conversation and keeping things relevant. He was a great choice of host. The seminar was broken up into various sections. We learnt about the guests at the beginning and then questions were posed to the audience as well as the guests which gave everyone something to think about. The speakers and everyone involved was clearly passionate about their opinions which was nice to watch. However it may have been interesting to hear from a man working in the media industry and his point of view on the topic.