Louise announced she will be judge for the Women in Marketing Awards for the third year.
Louise chaired a discussion around longform and narrative journalism for young audiences online, with Ellen Stewart from PinkNews and Imran Rahman-Jones from BBC Newsbeat, at the WellTold festival at Goldsmiths College.
Louise is interviewed as a “new voice” alongside women including Mary Robinson, Jane Fonda, Tracey Emin, Maya Angelou, Yoko Ono, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Martha Lane Fox, in a new edition of the book Voices of Powerful Women, published by Watkins Publishing in March 2019.
The book’s summary reads:
This empowering volume collects the words of 40 amazing women who have shown their personal power in many different ways. From environmentalists, humanitarians and Nobel Peace Prize winners to entrepreneurs, musicians and artists, these women discuss their work, their achievements, their hopes and their fears, offering inspiration and optimism for the future through their fascinating explanations of what they have achieved.
Topics range from influential early experiences, inspirations in life and most admired female figures to causes of anger, greatest fears, how to change the world and advice for the younger generation. This book encourages women everywhere to know they can achieve their greatest ambitions and help change the world for the better.
Louise’s interview answers can be read here.
Louise was one of nearly 1,000 journalists supporting the #FairPayForFreelancers campaign set up by Anna Codrea-Rado, calling for improvements in the working rights of freelance journalists such as an end to payment upon publication and a recognition of late payment fees.
Louise shared some of her top resources for finding journalism jobs and opportunities.
Louise went to a reception at the House of Commons with speaker John Bercow, who spoke about the issue of parental leave for MPs which Louise has written about.
Bercow spoke about the new pilot scheme for giving MPs the right to vote by proxy while on baby leave – rather than having to either be at the House of Commons in person or use the pairing system which has failed in the past.
A Twitter thread reflecting on some of my favourite work of 2018 (click through to read it).