Return of OPEN Chat – Championing equality in the OOH Industry.

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Last month, we finally saw the return of our OPEN Chat events in London, which are designed to inspire and support women in the OOH and media industry. Government advice on gatherings forced our event to be hosted online for the past year, so it was great to finally get back in a room together for a face-to-face meet up. 


This initiative began in January 2020, and is organised by National Sales Director, Fiona Ravlic, and Marketing Manager, Amy Shaw. The chats are hosted by senior women in the OOH or wider media industry, and are attended exclusively by other women from varying aspects of the media.

We were lucky to have the amazing Danielle Austin, Managing Director of Evolve, as our first guest speaker of the year and she spoke in detail about her career journey, the challenges of starting your own business and the obstacles she has faced.

So far, we’ve received nothing but amazing feedback for this event and feel it represents a much needed opportunity for women in the media industry to come together and share stories of their experiences and journeys, in order to inspire and empower.

We believe it is such an important initiative to support and be part of, especially as there is a lack of senior women in the OOH industry. We truly believe our OPEN chats inspire and support women, as well as showing them that becoming a senior leader in the media industry is possible. Furthermore, the initiative aligns really well with our membership in the Balance OOH committee that is all about driving diversity in the sector.

Fiona Ravlic

National Sales Director

After the amazing reception we’ve had for the return of this event, this is something we aim to continue to deliver, with our next two monthly OPEN Chat’s booked in for October and November.

Next up to host our event in October, we’ve got Amy Horton, Chief Product Officer at Talon.

Keep your eyes peeled for any announcements about future events & speakers, or get in touch with Fiona at for more information!