End of Year Event (2022)

6 December 2022

MDA celebrated the end of a successful year with our esteemed media members, brilliant advisory board, dedicated staff, state chapter representatives and industry partners at the wonderful Canva space located in the city. 

The evening commenced with a heartfelt speech from our CEO, Mariam Veiszadeh retrospectively looking back at the impact MDA has had this year. Our Director of Special Projects, Simone Amelia Jordan also known to emulate “aunty energy” in her approach of mentoring our past and current program graduates presented MDA’s 2022 impact video created by a set of talented TAFE students. 

We soon moved on to a nuanced panel discussing how far the Australian media landscape has come in matters of diversity and inclusion and the role MDA has played in it. The interactive panel was moderated by our co-founder, Antoinette Lattouf with an impressive line up of panelists representing our media members. 

Our panelists included Marc Fennell (SBS), Dave Chaou (ABC), Brooke Boney  (Nine Network), Daniel Doody (Channel 10) and Sharnelle Vella (Seven). 

We ended the event with a night of networking, sharing experiences and exchanging anecdotes. A perfect end to an exciting year!