Crescent Foundation is proud to sponsor Media Diversity Australia’s Women of Colour Mentorship program, which is helping women from diverse backgrounds pave a pathway towards leadership roles within the media.
Angelique Lu is one of the mentees awarded a place in the 12-month program, and is currently being mentored by Bernadette Lim, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries (SBS).
“Lee Lin Chin is one of my journalism heroes. She was the first Asian woman I saw on television that wasn’t on a reality cooking show. I love her accent, the way she commanded authority when she read the news, and of course, her fierce outfits.”
The program matches each mentee with a mentor currently working in the media industry and through both in-person and online sessions provides them with support and guidance on professional development, leadership and presentation skills and compelling storytelling.
“One of the reasons I became a journalist was that I wanted to hear more stories about the people I grew up with. Ordinary people who had their backstories and histories who might otherwise be overlooked. This program gives me hope that more of these stories will be heard.”