Social Media Women
Social Media Women is a group that has been established to give women a voice in all areas of social media.
Women want inspiration and collaboration, support and confidence. They don’t want self proclaimed social media guru’s pushing them to the sidelines.
Social media comes naturally to women. We are networkers, nurturers, gatherers, builders of villages and communicators.
Social Media Women is a formal group to help facilitate our participation in social media. It’s a place to connect and share to support each other and build a community.
Social Media Women is a networking and learning group – both online and in person.
We have created a safe place for women to gain experience and confidence to ask questions, learn and challenge themselves to grow, evolve and aspire.
It’s a strategic group. It’s more than just talking about social media tools. It’s about taking a step back and seeing the big picture. It’s about collaboration and nurturing of ideas and creating change from them.
It’s for women that are interested in media, networking, communications and exploring the new ways people are communicating.
Social Media Women welcomes all women whether working on their own or in an existing company, business, organisation or still studying.
Social Media Women lobbies for more women speakers in social media conferences and suggests topics and speakers to influential people.
Social Media Women format
In addition to online networking, Social Media Women meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. The venue will change.
The format of each session is:
- Three questions asked from members and moderator leads conversations but everyone participates someone taking notes to post to blog/site.
- Give someone the chance to share something about themselves, their passion or their interests each meeting to practice public speaking
- Have open forum to toss around ideas for speaking topics as conferences arise have a calendar of top events in Sydney and deadlines for submissions.
Why Social Media Women?
Here are some sobering facts:
19% of businesses/companies in Australia are owned or operated by women
80% or more of events attendees are men
85%+ of economic decisions are made by women influencing and purchasing
Almost every event in Australia (that is not woman-focused) is represented mostly by men
Most videos on YouTube are made by men in any substantial industry.
Most bloggers are men
What can be done about this? We can start by seeking out, following more women on Twitter and other social networks & supporting eachother in all that we do!