Meet digital media entrepreneur Mia Freedman
  • Monday 03 April 2017
ImageSunshine Coast here is your chance to meet one of Australia’s most influential women, acclaimed Australian author and icon Mia Freedman, at council’s Maroochydore library from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday, April 27.

Mia is a writer, broadcaster, author, columnist, a former editor of Cosmopolitan and Channel Nine presenter and executive... and a digital empire builder.

Mia's Mamamia women's media network is a juggernaut with a huge national profile among Australian women, 100 employees in five global offices and a monthly audience of more than four million.

It is Australia’s largest digital women’s media company. In addition to websites, the Mamamia Women’s Network has the largest women’s podcast network, with eight shows reaching millions of women.

She was named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Financial Review and is a former chair of the federal government’s Body Image Advisory Board.

Mia makes regular appearances on TV and radio and is the author of three books.

She will candidly talk about her new non-fiction release, Work Strife Balance.

Mia describes the story as a split between - my most valuable failures, my most significant setbacks and my most mortifying slip-ups in life, love and work.

“At Mamamia, we call it ‘flearning’ - failing and learning. Learning through failing. In my teens, 20s, 30s and 40s, I've done a lot of both,” she said.

“I want this book to be helpful to every woman. And I know from experience the best way to be helpful is to be honest.

“It's easy to share your successes and your triumphs but the real stuff of life is far less transient whether it be eating disorders, grief, divorce, losing a job, losing a loved one, losing your mind, infertility.

“None of these things have rituals. In an age of social media brag-fests they mostly exist underground.”

Joining her as special guest MC is popular local radio announcer and columnist Caroline Hutchinson. 

This special literary event is part of a series of Sunshine Coast Libraries author events hosted at various locations across the region.

Mia’s books will be available for purchase on the night. This evening is not-to-be-missed with live entertainment by talented local musician Jai Bevan.

Light refreshments will be provided and a cash wine bar.

Tickets are $25 per person and bookings are a must via council’s library website.