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Jane Caro

Jane Caro has a low boredom threshold and still can't decide what she wants to do when she grows up, so she is an author, novelist, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, board director, workshop facilitator, speaker, broadcaster and award winning advertising writer. The common thread running through her career is a delight in words and a talent for using them to connect with other people. Today, she runs her own communications consultancy and lectures in Advertising Creative at The School of Communication Arts at UWS. She has published two books; The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education co-authored with Chris Bonnor (2007), and The F Word. How we learned to swear by feminism co-authored with Catherine Fox (2008) and her first novel, Just a Girl was published in 2011.

She is sought after as a speaker, MC and workshop facilitator by a wide range of organisations, in both the public and private sectors. She appears often on Channel 7 Sunrise and Morning Show, ABC's Q&A, The Drum and Stateline, Ten's 7pm Project, Sky News The Nation and Nine's Mornings with Kerri-Anne. She is now a semi-regular panellist on Richard Glover's Political Forum on Radio 702. She was the weekly election commentator on Channel 10's The Circle for the 2010 Federal election and guest host in October. She is a regular panellist on the ABC's top-rating show on advertising The Gruen Transfer. She fills in regularly for host Richard Aedy on Radio National's iconic program Life Matters and filled in for Paul Bevan on ABC Newcastle 1233 Drive in December.

She remains in high demand by advertising agencies as a freelance writer and her advertising work has won many national and international advertising awards including Cannes, AWARD, London International, ATV, Asia Pacific, One Show, Mobius, Kinsale, and Caxton. She is the only woman to have been Chair of Judges of AWARD (Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association) and both Adelaide and Brisbane Art Directors Awards. She writes in a variety of publications and mentors businesspeople through McCarthy Mentoring. She is on the Boards of Bell Shakespeare and the NSW Public Education Foundation. She is also the mother of two daughters, a wife, a beef producer and a timber grower. She has a BA in English Literature from Macquarie University.

Appearing in:

Friday 23 Aug 2013 at 06.30 pm

Digital Women

Editor of mega-blog Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Sarah Wendell and media commentator Jane Caro join online publisher Marina Go to discuss their experiences of creating, publishing and connecting in the digital environment. 

Proudly supported by the Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Sarah Wendell, Marina Go, Jane Caro

Venue: The Victoria Room, QVWC
Code: 9207
Price: $21.50/19.50

Friday 23 Aug 2013 at 09.00 pm

Liner Notes

A literary cabaret tribute to The Doors' classic album L.A. Woman, this year's Liner Notes takes a lysergic road trip with Jim Morrison to scatter the ashes of the 60s in the Mojave Desert. Featuring special guests Missy Higgins, Josh Earl, George Megalogenis, Andy Griffiths, Emilie Zoey Baker, Ophira Eisenberg, Doug Johnstone, Jane Caro, Alicia Sometimes, Luka Lesson and Sean M Whelan, led by MC Michael Nolan and a live band. Join us for the Lizard King's swansong of swaggering shamanic blues. Doors open at 8pm.

Missy Higgins, Andy Griffiths, Emilie Zoey Baker, Sean M Whelan, Michael Nolan, Jane Caro, Ophira Eisenberg, Doug Johnstone, Alicia SometimesLuka Lesson, Josh Earl, George Megalogenis

Venue: Regal Ballroom
Code: 9206
Price: $25

Saturday 24 Aug 2013 at 03.30 pm

Panel: Destroying the joint?

More than 28,000 self-proclaimed Destroyers have ‘liked' Destroy the Joint - a Facebook page that ‘shines a light on sexism and misogyny.'  Jane Caro and activist Aidan Ricketts ponder the question: how many likes does it take to change the world? Chaired by Erin McCuskey.

Jane Caro, Aidan Ricketts, Erin McCuskey

Venue: M.A.D.E at Eureka
Code: 0701
Price: $12

Sunday 25 Aug 2013 at 04.00 pm

Destroying the Joint?

More than 28,000 self-proclaimed Destroyers have 'liked' Destroy the Joint - a Facebook page that 'shines a light on sexism and misogyny.' While social media may provide a platform for participative activism, social commentator Jane Caro, comedian Stella Young, and activist Aidan Ricketts join Sushi Das from The Age to ponder the question: how many likes does it take to change the world?

Sushi Das, Jane Caro, Aidan Ricketts, Stella Young

Venue: Deakin Edge, Fed Square
Code: 1405
Price: $21.50/19.50




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