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WEN professional development workshop: Communicating economics  - ONLINE ONLY


From: Monday October 9, 2023, 12:00 pm

To: Monday October 9, 2023, 1:00 pm

Do you wish you had more opportunities to share your ideas about economics? Is there research you’ve done, a blog you’re about to write*, or just a general observation about the world that could be promoted and shared to a public audience or via social media?

This online event will include writing and speaking tips from award-winning journalist and speaker Catherine Fox and our National WEN Chair Angela Jackson, as well as digital content expert, Misa Han from the LinkedIn News team. The event will also include an interactive session to put your skills to the test. No matter what field you’re in, strong writing and speaking skills are critical in the modern age and ensure that you get your point across and engage with audiences.

*NSW WEN is also running a blog competition – and wants to provide you with the skills and resources to transform your knowledge and insights into great digital content. Our event will give you tips for writing and speaking for public audiences to ensure more women economists’ voices are in public discussion.

Sign up below if you are interested!

Previous blogs in the series can be found here.


Our Speakers

Catherine Fox is a journalist, author and one of Australia's leading commentators on women and the workforce. She is the former Corporate Woman columnist for the Financial Review, where she had a long career as a reporter and editor, including several years as deputy editor of Boss magazine. She now works as a freelance writer and speaks regularly at forums around the country. In 2022 she was awarded an AM for significant service to journalism, gender equality and diversity.


Dr Angela Jackson is a health economist who has worked at the highest levels of Government. Starting her career as an economist at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Angela has worked across tax, fiscal and social policy. As the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Australian Finance Minister, Angela was responsible for providing policy advice across fiscal policy and all areas of social policy, including National Health Reform. Angela has authored a number of high profile reports on health, aged care, disability, housing and gender policy.  Angela holds a Masters in International Health Policy (Health Economics) with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania. In 2021, Angela was awarded her PhD on the Economics of Disability in Australia from Monash University.  She has published articles in peer reviewed journals and major Australian newspapers and appears regularly in the media providing economic commentary.

 Misa Han is a News Editor specialising in business and finance news coverage in Australia. She covers economic policy, macroeconomic trends, M&A and careers in finance. Prior to joining LinkedIn, she has worked for national media outlets including ABC and The Australian Financial Review covering banking, wealth and finance.




Our Chair

Evie Fox Koob is a Manager at Deloitte Access Economics. She is a social policy economist, passionate about using economics to address important and complex social problems, with a particular interest in gender equity and equity for First Nations people. She is the Chair of the NSW Women in Economics Network and is passionate in giving members the drive and resources to speak and/or write about big issues!





When:    Monday 9 October 2023
Time:    From 12.00pm until 1.00pm AEDT (time converter)
Where:   Online via Zoom - the link to join will be sent prior
Cost:   Free of charge for members, $10.00 for non-members (join now)






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