There’s nothing natural about the 9 to 5 of work, especially for women. The modern world of business was devised a century ago by men who usually had wives and offices and rarely had to worry about domestic duties. Today’s women are still expected to squash themselves uncomfortably into a version of ‘work’ that they had nothing to do with inventing.
What would business look like if women could create the world from scratch? Rip it all apart and start again? Would a female-identified perspective change the way we approach processes or systems? Would our work be more inclusive of caring responsibilities? Could we dispense with the notion of work-life balance, because we’d figured it all out?
Or would it be exactly the same?
Three female-identifying trailblazers from the world of creative entrepreneurship will explore and celebrate values-based businesses, working on their own terms, and rejecting arcane entrepreneurial paradigms. They think outside of the box, consciously create spaces that foster connection and conversation; wielding their power and influence ethically and intentionally to change the hearts, lives, and minds of those who interact with them.
A 90-minute panel webinar with our creative industries experts (which you can access later if you want), plus lifetime access to additional resources on our website containing more resources to support your learning.
Who should sign up?
Creative and arts practitioners, freelancers, start-ups, students and arts entrepreneurs from beginners to established (International sign-ups welcome!). We also welcome curious hobbyists and people from outside the arts.
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.
Alison Rice is a multiple award-winning publisher and leader. She started her career at The Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism before going on to lead and launch various U.S. media brands into the Australian market. Today, Alison hosts the acclaimed Offline, The Podcast and through her work as conscious career and business coach, helps people to align to a professional reality that feels more supportive and true.
Missy Gilbert (also known as ØFFËRÎNGŠ) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans the fields of art, performance, and experiential design, an ØFFERINGS experience is one that provokes, disarms, educates, and heals. She is the founder of UnitePlayPerform is a transformational therapeutic methodology incorporating embodied application practices, somatic experiencing, play-based experience design, interactive making, and participation underpinned by applied neuroscience.
Rosie Lourde is an award-winning creative working across a range of screen content. She was an actor/producer on hit digital series ‘Starting From Now’ and her directorial work includes the feature film “Romance On The Menu’ on Netflix. In 2015 Rosie was selected for the prestigious SPA Ones to Watch program. She has recently joined the Screen Australia Gender Matters Taskforce and was formerly the Investment Manager of Online Production at Screen Australia.
What is NSW Business Connect?
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you to start, run, adapt or grow your small business. Creative Plus Business provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small and medium creative businesses across NSW as part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect program.
What’s Creative Plus Business?
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help through sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice. We believe that a bit of naughtiness, tempered with a kind heart and a big dose of professionalism, is the key to helping creative people understand the boring basics of business.
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This webinar will take place on Crowdcast. You can sign up to the webinar via the link below.
This webinar is sponsored by NSW Business Connect, a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted independent business advice and events to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business.