Our own Alicia “Leeshie” V is featured in the latest issue of B&T magazine.
The Women In Media issue shines a light on women in Australian media who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Alicia joins the likes of author and social advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied and radio presenter Emma Chow in the magazine’s list of 30 women who are making their mark in the industry, which “still remains a predominantly white landscape, with just 16% of employees being non-Caucasian”.
This is what Alicia says in her interview with B&T:
“From my interning days to my current role as an editor, I’ve always wanted to highlight the importance of stories – whether on our screens, airwaves, online or in print – resonating with the multicultural society we live in.
“That’s only going to happen if we have a more ethnically diverse range of journalists and media professional audiences to engage with.
“It’s important for media companies to promote a culture that empowers female employees to put their hand up for the promotion or executive role that most men will put themselves forward for. Mentoring programs are a great place to start.
“At Yahoo7, there’s a Women In Leadership program, equipping female employees with the skills and confidence to take the next step in their careers.
“I’m also a big believer in industry-wide events for women, where accomplished female figures can share their experiences and inspire. It sends the message that women are here, we’ve got each other’s backs, and we’re going to make it to the top.”