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Grammar Women — Be BOLD for Change — Lucy Carne

Current Editor of Rendezview and past student, Ms Lucy Carne (1998), is a persuasive and articulate multi-skilled journalist, with an editing and reporting career spanning Australia, Europe, UK and the USA.

Lucy will be speaking at our upcoming Grammar Women — Be BOLD for Change event, an evening with inspirational women from a range of industries talking about their pathways into non-traditional fields, their drive to make a difference and how a positive reaction to change has helped propel their career.

Having worked at the world’s most dynamic and influential newspapers and digital news sites, Lucy’s career milestones include Acting Editor of the Insider for The Sunday Telegraph, a former Reporter to The Sun, Britain’s best-selling newspaper and a former Chief of Staff and Europe Correspondent for News Corp Australia.

Graduating from UQ in 2003 with a Bachelor of Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts (English/Film and Television) and Honours in English, Lucy went on to establish a successful career in journalism, rising through the ranks at The Sunday Mail.

At the age of 27, she became the youngest female Chief of Staff in the paper’s history.

‘I reported to Liz Deegan, Queensland’s first female newspaper editor and oversaw a newsroom of more than thirty reporters at Queensland’s biggest selling paper,’ Lucy said.

‘I have never questioned my place in a male-dominated newsroom.

‘Girls Grammar gave me invaluable social and intellectual freedom — it taught me to speak up and expect to be heard.’

Lucy encourages our current Grammar girls to take advantage of any opportunity that comes their way, to set them up for a successful future.

‘Put your hand up and happily participate in any opportunity,’ she said.

‘There is immense value in being the person who can be relied upon to pitch in.’

We look forward to hearing more from Lucy at Grammar Women — Be BOLD for Change, which will be held on Thursday 25 May 2017 in the Barbara Fielding Room on Level 4 of the Cherrell Hirst Creative Learning Centre at Brisbane Girls Grammar School.

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