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Wed, 19:00

International Women's Day 2019 - Women on Air

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Date and Time

Wed 6 March 2019
19:00 - 21:00

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Location

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel,
Golden Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland
Dublin 8

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Cost

Tickets: €8.00

Description

On the 6th of March 2019, we will host a special Women On Air evening around the theme of Women in the Media and Politics, alongside the International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme: #BalanceforBetter

 

Join us for an evening to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, with special insights from main speaker Martina Fitzgerald, best-selling author and political journalist. We'll also hear from Peaches Kemp, Women On Air training participant and Co-Founder & Director of Itsa… Ltd., the largest independent, indigenous and family owned catering company in Ireland.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with former Women On Air participants, producers, media contacts and like-minded individuals.

 

About the speaker

Martina Fitzgerald is author of ‘Madam Politician: The women at the table of Irish political power’, which was a No.1 bestseller and received huge critical acclaim following its publication in 2018. It was named political book of the year by several newspapers including the Sunday Business Post.

 

Martina is one of Ireland’s leading political journalists and worked for RTE News & Current Affairs for 18 years until December 2018. As RTE’s Political Correspondent she reported on several general elections, referendums and on the Brexit negotiations from Leinster House as well as from London and Madrid. A graduate of University College Dublin – where she was Auditor of the Politics Society – she is a member of the Editorial Board of UCD’s alumni magazine, Connections.

 

About Women On Air

Women on Air is a community of like-minded women and men who want to hear and see more women on the airwaves. We’re a completely voluntary networking group that runs seminars, events and informal training workshops to help give women the skills and confidence to go on radio and television. All women involved, from the speakers to committee members, volunteer their time to ensure a greater diversity of voices on the airwaves.

 

Women on Air events and conferences provide female area experts with media contacts, practical broadcasting tips, inside information and personal contacts. Through our seminars and meetings, women come to understand that their opinions are valid, and wanted, by radio researchers and producers. They also form networks of women who encourage and support them to get on radio or TV.

 

Proceeds from the sale of tickets will go towards funding Women On Air not-for-profit initiatives including training programmes, workshops, mentoring and events.