The Women in Journalism 2015 event has come and gone, but it was truly a great experience. This year's event is the second, but it was my first time attending. As well as being a panel moderator, I was an honoree! I was named, alongside several other amazing women, one of "50 Women Changing Journalism in Nigeria"
It took place at the MUSON center, and had some amazing women in attendance, such as Chris Anyanwu, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Ruth Benemasia-Opia, Funke Treasure Durodola, Bimbo Oloyede, Stella Din Jacob, Kadaria Ahmed, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu (the only female editor of a national daily newspaper) and a lot of younger ladies in media as well. It was organized by the awesome journalist and publisher Adesuwa Onyenokwe and Yomi Owope. Check out the website here
We talked about the changing landscape of media, how to fast track a career in media, especially as a woman, while the overall theme of the day was "Truth and Objectivity in the Digital Age." That was the panel I moderated with Chris from Sahara Reporters, Ruth Benemasia-Opia and Funke Treasure Durodola.
Here are some pictures from the event! Enjoy :)
It's incredibly important for women in journalism to interact with those who've come before them, learn from them and really benefit from each other's experiences, connections and knowledge. And with the speed at which the profession is moving and morphing, we definitely need to get together to reinforce the things we're doing right, curb the things we're doing wrong and make sure we're still keeping to the ethics and tenets of journalism, despite all the changes the media industry goes through.
I had a good time and I look forward to next year!