Women in Radio and Audio

24 Feb 2021

The Radio Academy will be celebrating Women In Radio & Audio this spring, with a series of lunchtime webinars highlighting inspiring leadership and creative achievement.

The programme of six talks will launch on Wednesday 24th February with a leadership panel hosted by Head of BBC Radio 2, and Chair of The Radio Academy, Helen Thomas.  She’ll be hearing the inspirational stories of leading women in the business, including

  • Rebecca Frank – Content Director, KISS Network
  • Lorna Clarke – Controller of BBC Popular Music
  • Siobhan Kenny – CEO of Radiocentre
  • Dame Melanie Dawes – Chief Executive of Ofcom

The launch event will be followed by five in-conversation talks, each taking place on a Wednesday lunchtime during March – International Women’s Month.  The talks will explore a broad range of areas of radio and audio, and confirmed guests include:

  • BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox and her producer Louise Moloney
  • Podcasting pioneer Helen Zaltzman

More names will be announced in the coming weeks.

The events will be produced by Laura Rawlings, a Producer and Presenter known for her work at BBC Radio Bristol.

All six events will be exclusive to Radio Academy Members through a live stream on this website, and made available on-demand the next day.

Register to attend