Today on International Women’s Day, the team at Hardy Audio want to thank the women who helped pave the way in Australia’s media industry by challenging bias, stereotypes and discrimination.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘break the bias’. In the 1990s, Hardy Audio’s Lauren Goodrham was one of the first women in Australian television to break the bias in a field dominated by men, by working as an ENG (News) Camera Operator.
At the time in Australian TV, women were in front of the camera, not behind it. However, passion and persistence saw Lauren not only succeed in the tough news environment, but go on to work as the Production Editor on Bert Newton’s Good Morning Australia.
Lauren’s media career now sees her as the owner of Hardy Audio, an audio production studio in Ballarat, and an entrepreneur in the tourism industry with QRush Media.
Lauren’s right hand woman at Hardy Audio is Ellen, the Studio Manager. After being exposed to the fast-paced audio industry, Ellen hasn’t looked back.
Having a female boss in what was previously a male dominated field has only encouraged Ellen to be more ambitious and courageous as the next generation to challenge the industry’s stereotypes.
(Feature Image: Lauren & Ellen)