Come and join us to hear from Alison Meston who will share her international experience in challenging the status quo.
Alison graduated from Murdoch University before joining the union and labour movement during the 90s. Alison was part of the campaign for quota systems for women in parliament, paving the way for more women MPs in safe Labor seats. With a natural flare for media, Alison studied Journalism, but then the Internet and Twitter happened, and suddenly no news organisations were hiring journalists.
Alison moved abroad, living in the UK and France, where she worked as Public Affairs Officer for the British Red Cross, Director of Press Freedom for the World Association of Newspapers and Head of Capacity Building for Women in News in Africa and the Middle East. Currently Alison works as a Special Consultant in Communications and Information for UNESCO, (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), where she has managed global campaigns such as Women Make the News and International Radio Day and has run a training program for gender focal points for national broadcasters in the Arab Broadcasting Union.
One thing has remained constant throughout Alison’s career—her passion for women’s rights. She has a unique perspective on how, when combined with key industry support and equipped with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their workplaces, women can amplify their voices and outcomes for all in their industries, and ultimately, their communities.