Monica is often invited to speak or present about the world of creativity and business. Here are a few of her appearances over the years at various conferences, training events and on telly.
Vibewire is an organisation that believes young people should “create the future, not just inherit it”. Part of their work includes fastBREAK, a monthly talk for young people around any topic. In June 2014 the theme was Somewhere I Belong – No matter where you are from, everyone has a place to call home.
The City of Sydney Business 101 seminars are designed for both existing and budding small business owners who aren’t sure where to start, or may just need some advice on how to take the next step to grow. In 2015 Monica presented her Business Basics to a packed house of keen creatives looking to take that next step.
As part of VIVID Ideas Sydney 2014, Monica opened a panel discussion for Games start ups and asked the question – You’re amazing, you have a great idea – now what?
Smart Arts is for the Hunter region’s emerging and established artists, creative practitioners, arts and cultural professionals, managers and leaders. In 2015 Monica returned to her home town of Newcastle to present a workshop, and be put on the spot about her career and creativity by Christina Gerakiteys, the Business Centre’s Creative Industries Business.
As part of their annual Careers Round Table, Monica worked with a group of young producers to help them better understand how to start their own businesses. Here she talks about her career, how she got started in the screen industry, and her personal highlights of a twenty year career.