We believe that training and mentoring are two of the best ways to develop women in the audio industry.
Tonight! Brilliant @soundwomen event @MediaCityUK with networking workshop and session. Lots of great girlies going!
We know from our own research that women want training in areas such as self-development, networking and digital skills. We aim to offer training courses to our members in those areas at least every other month.
Since our launch we have run courses in Networking Skills in London and Salford, Confidence Building, Local Radio, and Social Media. Courses coming up include Brand You, Beyond Radio, Mapping the Industry, How to Win an Award, and Pitching.
Thank you to @soundwomen for a great night! Inspired, motivated and met lots of lovely & talented people. Can’t wait for the next one!
We are particularly proud of our mentoring scheme. When we asked Sound Women what they needed to progress in the industry, overwhelmingly they asked for mentors. Early last year we selected 30 lucky applicants to be mentees, and found some of the top female talent in British radio to mentor them. Presenters Jane Garvey, Martha Kearney and Fi Glover are all among our mentors.
‘I’m lucky to have such a switched on mentor with a lot of development tools up her sleeve. It has been a big relief to be able to talk about my emotions towards work confidentially with someone who really understands the context.
‘I feel like I can be honest and don’t feel like I’m being judged.
‘I am currently putting together a pitch with her for a Radio 4 documentary. Without Sound Women and my mentor I would never have considered thinking this big, but why not?’
We are hoping to run our next mentoring scheme in 2013. Watch out for further details on this page.