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#WomenOnAir Conference

Dublin Castle, 12th May 2014


  1. 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:
  2. 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.
  3. Pat Rabbitte TD (@patrabbittetd) explained the government's commitment to tackling underrepresentation of women in various fields: 
  4. 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: 
  5. Panel discussion: Do we need a representative media?

  6. 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