From Invisible to Influential w/ Nabila Ramdani, Elizabeth Pears, Hannah Ajala & Nadine White

8 May 2024 – 17:45 BST
The Women of Colour Global Network (WOCGN)
The Conduit
6 Langely St.

Join the WOGCN for this Trailblaze Series event — ‘From Invisible to Influential: Women of Colour Rising in Media’.

In today’s media landscape, women of colour continue to face significant underrepresentation in editorial leadership roles and news coverage, resulting in muted voices. However, we believe that substantive opportunities are emerging to reshape this status quo.

The purpose of this event is to amplify the voices, experiences, and achievements of women of colour in the media industry. We aim to foster discussions on strategies to create a more inclusive media landscape that embraces diversity and authentic narratives.

Our distinguished panel will consist of influential women of colour who have made remarkable strides in the media industry. They will share their personal journeys, discuss the challenges they have overcome, and highlight their successes in breaking barriers. Key topics to be explored include representation, diversity in storytelling, and the crucial importance of authentic narratives.

The evening will begin with a 30 minute panel discussion and 30 min Q&A. Followed by a drinks and canapes reception.

About the book

France—the romanticised, revolutionary land of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity for all—is failing. Reform is urgently needed. This book is a powerful indictment of the status quo, and a highly original perspective on the challenges to which the nation must rise.

Nabila Ramdani is not from the establishment elite: she is a marginalised insider, born and raised in a neglected Paris suburb. With unflinching clarity, she probes the fault lines of her struggling country, exposing the Fifth Republic as an archaic system which emerged from Algeria’s cataclysmic War of Independence.

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Today, a monarchical President Macron shows little interest in democracy, while a far-right party founded by Nazi collaborators threatens to replace him. Segregation, institutionalised rioting, economic injustice, the debasement of women, a monolithic education system, deep-seated racial and religious discrimination, paramilitary policing, terrorism and extremism, and a duplicitous foreign policy all fuel the growing crisis.

Yet Ramdani offers real hope: the broken French Republic can, and must, be fixed.

About the author

Nabila Ramdani is a French author of Algerian descent who works as a journalist, academic and broadcaster. Nabila began her award-winning journalistic career in the BBC Paris Bureau. She has since broadcast for outlets including Sky News, Al Jazeera and CNN, and has written extensively for The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Washington Post and others. Educated at Paris VII University and the London School of Economics (LSE), Nabila has taught at the University of Oxford and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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