Monica Davidson has been a journalist, writer, consultant and filmmaker. Her keynote essay in Lumina’s Women in Film edition highlighted the current issue of gender diversity and debunked the mythology that the inequity had been fixed. Monica regularly runs workshops and events about creativity and business, as well as mentoring individual practitioners and consulting to larger arts organisations. She is a regular guest lecturer at institutions including AFTRS, NIDA, NAVA and Ausdance. In 2013 Monica was appointed as the first Creative Industries Business Advisor by the NSW Small Business Commissioner, and the following year completed her Masters in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS. Monica was recently named as one of the Westpac 100 Women of Influence and her company The Creative Plus Business Group was awarded a Cool Company Award by Anthill Magazine in 2015.


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