Manchester’s Women in Media Conference 2017 is taking place this weekend

If you’re a female who dreams of working in the media then this event is a must

As you all probably know, its notoriously hard to find work in media, especially journalism. Media is historically male dominated making it harder for women to break into the top roles.

This is why in 2016 a group of students from the University of Manchester’s collective, Manchester Media Group, organised the first ever Women in Media Conference. The aim was to give female students the opportunity to meet successful women in journalism, radio, TV, blogging, PR and many other media based roles.

The timetable for the weekend

By speaking to these powerful women young females can gain an insight into the world of media and learn about how these women achieved the roles that they are in. Key women speakers will partake in keynote speeches, workshops and panel sessions.

This year promises to be even bigger and better than last year and even features The Tab’s former editor, Laura Fitzpatrick.

The Tab <3’s Laura

All the money made from ticket sales will be donated to the local charity MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health).

If you are interested in going them you can find out more information about the event online on either the website or Facebook page. It will take place in the People’s History Museum in Manchester city centre on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of March from 10am to 5pm.