- On the morning of Monday, 12th May 2014, Women On Air (WOA; @WomenOnAirIE) held their inaugural conference at the historic surrounds of Dublin Castle, assembling a host of journalists and experts from the fields of media, law, technology, politics, business and beyond. Here's a sample of how things went, via the medium of Twitter:
- The kick off proceedings, WOA CEO, Caroline Erskine, welcomed delegates, and introduced the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, who opened the conference.
- Pat Rabbitte TD (@patrabbittetd) explained the government's commitment to tackling underrepresentation of women in various fields:
- After a brief overview of Women On Air and the conference by WOA founder, Margaret E. Ward (MargaretEWard), it was straight into the first panel of the morning:
Panel discussion: Do we need a representative media?
- Chairing the discussion was RTÉ's, Áine Lawlor, with panellists Ursula Halligan of TV3, Maggie O'Kane of The Guardian, journalist Sam Smyth, and Una Mullally of The Irish Times: