BBC Fierce Women Trip
Four Media Production students attended Fierce Women in Media – a day of BBC Masterclasses in Leeds. This is their report.
Emily Whelan, Eloise Linington, Chloe Burrows and Siobhan Corcoran at the BBC Fierce Women In Media event in Leeds
In the TV Skills boot camp on Set-iquette: How to work in Tv and Film, Addie Orfila emphasised having the enthusiasm while being personable has more of an impact of employers in the industry. She also stressed to not be frightened of rejection and you can open doors by asking questions, being personable and making yourself valuable to a team (even if it’s just making cups of tea).
In The Trailblazers: Meet the women at the top of their game, Sky’s director of digital platforms, Renee Hunt made a point about people playing down their skills and not celebrating what they are good at enough, she said it isn’t just a female thing, it’s also a British thing and that you should surround yourself with a “girl gang” that inspire you and hype to ease the nagging doubts that come with imposter syndrome.
Overall it was a really enjoyable and informative day, and incredibly empowering to meet and talk with so many fierce women the same week as International Women’s day.