Partners: MeCCSA Women’s Network, Birmingham City University
Keynote Speaker: Minna Salami
MC: Marverine Cole
The first AWiM Conference took place in Birmingham, U.K. with panels from both academia and industry. The AWiM17 Keynote Speaker was Minna Salami. The event which hosted 55 attendees sought to challenge the way media functions in relation to African women, and seeks to inspire, support and empower its members. The Pitch Zone was also launched to give attendees access to commissioning editors. At AWiM17, Channel 4 News hosted the Pitch Zone.