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Women’s industry support group SheSays launches in Melbourne

Visual Jazz Isobar CD Kara Jenkins

A networking and mentoring group for women working in the marketing and advertising industry has launched in Melbourne.

Called SheSays, the idea behind the group is to support women in networking, mentoring, education and collaboration.

SheSays in Melbourne will be led by Kara Jenkins, creative director at Visual Jazz Isobar.

Jenkins said in a statement:“I first heard of SheSays in Cannes last year and was inspired to bring SheSays back to Melbourne. According to The Communications Council, 26% of management roles in Australian marketing communications agencies are held by women. We’d love to see more women make it to the top locally.”

“Our hope is that SheSays helps give women the support and motivation to achieve their ambitions, and to see the top positions filled with the very best talent, both male and female,” she said.

SheSays plans to hold monthly networking events hosted by members and feature presentations from leading women in the industry.

A mentoring program will be set up and, in conjunction with SheSays Sydney, the group is to hold the annual Golden Stiletto Awards. It is the industry’s only wearable award – winners receive a pair of gold high heels.

SheSays has operations in New York, London, Los Angeles, Singapore and Sydney.

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