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Using your career profile to make a statement

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Using your career profile to make a statement

One of the benefits of gaining the respect of your peers in your chosen career is that very often it affords you the opportunity to step forward and make a stand for your belief system.

I have used the 30+ years experience that I gained through a media career to speak out on the issues of equality and diversity, which I am passionate about. My public expressions of passion have in turn assisted my career by enhancing my profile further.

At the 2017 Golden Globe Awards this week, Meryl Streep used her very considerable standing amongst her Hollywood peers to take a very public stance against the President-elect Donald Trump. She used her acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award to make a plea to the media. Within minutes social media reacted as intended and Meryl Streep v Donald Trump was trending globally. He was furious, and reacted accordingly, but Meryls standing within her industry and the general public jumped to the next level.

Marina Go

Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, a non-executive director of Autosports Group and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously GM of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry including senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda. She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women’s Agenda.

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