Our Sponsors: 2017

It would be impossible to hold our first national conference without the generous support of our sponsors.

We thank them all for supporting Women in Media Queensland and our mission to provide networking, mentoring, and professional development opportunities for women working in all sectors of the media industry.

Major Sponsors & Co-hosts

Bond University

As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.

Find out more about Bond University here.

The Star Gold Coast.

A sip of sparkling. A dozen freshly shucked oysters. Crisp white sheets and seductive beats. Diamonds and spades. At The Star Gold Coast, endless indulgence is at your fingertips – and you’re free to play it your way.

Previously known as Jupiters Gold Coast, The Star Gold Coast has been thrilling guests for over 30 years. With luxurious accommodation, a world-class 24-hour casino, sumptuous dining, lively bars, and star-studded entertainment, this is a destination like no other.  It’s all yours for the taking. So will you? Come and play at The Star Gold Coast.

Find out more about The Star Gold Coast.

Major Media Sponsor

Seven West Media

Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.

The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses – Seven, 7TWO and 7mate, 7flix, Pacific Magazines, The West Australian, and Yahoo!7, and the biggest content brands including My Kitchen Rules, House Rules, Home and Away, Sunrise, the Australian Football League, the Olympic Games, Better Homes and Gardens, marie claire, Who, The West Australian, The Sunday Times, Perth Now, racing.com and PLUS7. The company is expanding its presence in the further delivery of its video and publishing content beyond its digital broadcast channels and across an array of platforms.

Seven is now creating more content than at any time in its history and is expanding its presence in international content production with the formation of new international production companies. These new businesses underline a key part of its strategy for today and in the future: the expansion of its leadership in the production of content across all screens.

Find out more about Seven West Media here.

Major Travel Sponsor

Flight Centre

Flight Centre Travel Group is one of the world’s largest travel agency groups with a workforce comprising 72 per cent women. We are proud to support this conference as we are committed to implementing gender diversity policies at Flight Centre so that all women and men are equally represented, valued and rewarded.

Find out more about Flight Centre here

Major Partner

Office for Women

The Queensland of the future is a place where Queenslanders balance work, family and lifestyle, and women and men share caring roles in their families and communities. It is a place where society’s diversity is celebrated, women’s rights, interests and well-being are promoted, and men and women enjoy equal opportunity and participation.

Who are we? The Office for Women is part of the Queensland Government and plays a central role in carrying out the government’s vision for the women of Queensland. We aim to promote and encourage the rights of all Queensland women – across cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and age groups.

At the core of our work is the ongoing challenge to remove the barriers that stop women from fully participating in society.

Find out more about the Office for Women here.


Industry Partners



Sageco offers outplacement services that are better, smarter, and faster than the rest – delivering greater value for better savings than those of outdated, traditional offerings.

We’ve helped thousands of people find new jobs quickly with the outplacement resources we provide through our outplacement programs. In the process, we have also helped world-leading companies reduce costs and protect their valuable brands.

Our story is far from over yet. We invite you to be part of it.

Find out more about Sageco – A RiseSmart Company here.


The Media Super

Whether you’re freelance, full-time, contract or casual, if you’re working in Australia’s print, media, creative or digital sectors then Media Super is for you.

As an industry fund, Media Super is run only to benefit members, so all profits go back to our members to grow their retirement savings as much as possible. We do everything possible to keep the costs of managing our members’ super low, and we don’t pay commissions to financial advisers.

We are a public offer fund so anyone can join, whatever your occupation. You can take Media Super with you from job to job and receive contributions to your Media Super account from multiple employers simultaneously.

Although we are the specialist industry super fund for print, media, entertainment and arts professionals, any business making contributions on behalf of its staff can register as an employer with Media Super, regardless of the industry. Anyone in any profession can become a member of Media Super.

Find out more about Media Super here.

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance

Focused on the future, MEAA is a thought leader and driver of change. A strong and passionate advocate for its members, MEAA also connects and creates new opportunities on their behalf.

MEAA is evolving to meet the changing needs of the creative professionals of Australia, and it won’t stop until it provides the best and most relevant services possible.

Our members include people working in TV, radio, theatre & film, entertainment venues, recreation grounds, journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists, photographers, orchestral and opera performers as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing and website production… in fact, everyone who works in the industries that inform or entertain.

Find out more about the MEAA here.

Media Supporters

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The ABC is the independent source of Australian conversations, culture and stories. Operating from 56 locations around Australia and with 11 overseas bureaux, it provides audiences with original programming, independent news and information and engaging and relevant content to audiences on all platforms.

The ABC’s Equity and Diversity Program has been designed to eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities for women and other under-represented groups.

Find out more about the ABC here.


Nine’s strategy is to create great content, distribute it broadly and engage audiences and advertisers.

As the home of some of Australia’s most trusted and loved brands spanning news, lifestyle, entertainment, and sport, we pride ourselves on creating the best content, accessed by consumers when and how they want it to ensure they are entertained, informed and connected each and every day.

Find out more about Nine here.

News Corp

News Corp Australia is Australia’s number one media company, headquartered in Sydney. News Corp Australia is Australia’s leading publisher, selling 10.4 million newspapers each week, and distributing an additional 6.7 million commuter and community titles. We publish seven of the top 10 newspapers sold across the country including the highest selling weekday and Sunday papers.

Our digital sites have a monthly unique audience of 6.7 million. We are multiplatform leaders in food, health, parenting and style and property. Our lifestyle brands reach over 7.2 million Australians every month.

News Corp Australia has launched new digital products for its key mastheads, including The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail (in Brisbane) and the Adelaide Advertiser withnews+. News also owns 100 per cent of FOX SPORTS and 50 per cent of Foxtel.

Find out more about News Corp here.



Simplicité Australian Natural Skin Care is made in Brisbane. David & Robin Lyons are the passionate creators of this range. Simplicité uses both wild-grown and organically grown herbal ingredients. Their philosophy is to use ingredients directly ‘from farm to formula’.

To ensure activity and results, Simplicité’s Flower-Licious range is formulated by David – a herbalist with more than 40 years of experience. Some of Simplicité’s fresh extracts are sourced from the Simplicité heritage-flora farm. A place of breath-taking natural beauty adjoining the World Heritage listed Gondwana-remnant rainforest in the Scenic Rim.

The Simplicité range delivers results through the synergy of the many ingredients. Simplicité’s active plant extracts give a healthy, glowing skin. Simplicité is also vegan friendly and not tested on animals.

Find out more about Simplicité here.

SLF Lawyers

SLF Lawyers are Commercial Law specialists with offices located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Areas of practice include Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law, Property Law, Estate Planning & Disputes, Insolvency and Building & Construction.

Based on a foundation of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, SLF Lawyers work hard to provide advice that is progressive, commercially focussed, legally sound and clear and concise, while identifying the most economical way to proceed and providing recommendations on how best to achieve a timely, commercial and cost-effective solution.

We believe the best results are achieved through attention to detail, thorough preparation, accessibility, effective strategy and prompt service delivered intelligently.

Find out more about SLF Lawyers here.