SCA launches leadership program for women in content
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is turning its attention to the women in its content teams, particularly in the regions.
A new six-month Women In Leadership – Content program will offer group coaching, workshops, discussions with guest speakers and one-to-one mentorship with an internal leader who can offer support, coaching and guidance.
The first session will kick off in September and will be facilitated by Dina Pozzo, an expert and facilitators in ‘courageous leadership’.
SCA will select 11 candidates for the program, with those on the senior content team and senior general management team invited to submit nominations.
Chief marketing officer, Nikki Clarkson, said everything SCA does is about creating a culture where people feel valued and can perform at their very best.
“We advocate for a diverse workforce and SCA has gender diversity targets across the business,” she added. “We now have women in 40% of senior management positions and 53% in middle management. We are enormously proud of our Women in Leadership program and are excited to see it extended to our women working in content as they look to build their leadership skills.”
Head of regional content, Blair Woodcock, said SCA is committed to achieving stronger female representation on its content leadership team.
“It’s great to see a new development course like this, not only targeted [at] those working throughout our regional markets, but also targeted to an incredible bunch of women in their field. Throughout the course they’ll be given the tools to help them amplify their voice, their opinions, their skill sets and their careers to ensure they’re being heard and present right throughout our business and regional Australia,” he said.
“We believe the participants selected for the program are our leaders of the future and we are dedicated to ensuring their continued support, development, and advancement within SCA,” he added.