Fierce Woman Pack Out Birmingham’s Glee Club For Special BBC Event.
BBC Birmingham put on the first Fierce Women in Media event on Tuesday 5th March at the Glee Club. In the lead up to International Women’s dayFierce Woman Pack Out Birmingham’s Glee Club For Special BBC Event., attendees got to sit in on panel sessions and workshops celebrating and sharing the wisdom of the amazing women who make productions, news, drama, write, make social content and everything else media related from across the BBC and wider media outlets. These included author and writer Polly Vernon, Controller of BBC Three Fiona Campbell, Editor of Midlands Today, Rachel Bowering and Editor of BBC WM Sarah Harness.
Attendees could snap a pic in front of the step and repeat board, record a pitch and send it to the BBC Three Give Me a Voice Team for a chance to have their ideas made into the real thing. They also had a chance to brush up on their Virtual Reality (VR) and CV writing skills with the BBC Academy and Birmingham City University.
The day was attended by 700 people, with #FierceWomeninMedia trending on twitter in Birmingham at the number two spot all day.
In the evening, audiences were treated to an exclusive preview of new BBC Three series GLOW UP, Britain’s next make-up star, with a special Q&A discussion with GLOW UP judge and Global Senior Make-up artist for MAC, Dominic Skinner, Executive Producer Melissa Brown, Series Producer Michael Fraser and contestant Tiffany Hunt. Nearly 300 people were in attendance and got to put their questions to the panel.