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Future Women is exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on working women in a new webinar series and books supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.
While Australia recovers from the health impacts of the pandemic, the economic effects will be felt for many years to come.
Women are among those most likely to be negatively affected by the financial consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.
The nine-part ‘Future Proof’ webinar series aims to provide women with the practical skills and inspiration to help them manage their finances during the recession.
The series will be delivered by expert speakers and will be curated and managed by the Future Women team.
Future Women will also produce three short books, which will be released in 2021.
Three female journalists will be employed to research and write the books.
The books will examine how the pandemic has affected women’s work and finances, romantic and personal relationships, and their physical and mental health.
Judith Neilson Institute Executive Director Mark Ryan said both projects were a great opportunity for talented journalists to produce quality and meaningful work at a time when newsrooms generally were challenged.
“Future Women is a good example of the new platforms that are emerging, producing quality content for a discerning audience,” he said.
About the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas
The Judith Neilson Institute supports quality journalism and storytelling. Its grants provide journalists with the resources they need to produce outstanding stories. Its education initiatives give journalists the skills they need to tell these stories in compelling ways. Its events promote well-informed, evidence-based discussion of the issues shaping the world.
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