2023 — 4 speeches
Antoinette Lattouf is a broadcaster, journalist, author, diversity advocate, mental health ambassador and mum of two girls – and terrible at reverse parking. The multi-award-winning journalist is the co-founder of Media Diversity Australia, a not-for-profit organisation working towards increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in the media.
She’s worked in television, online and radio at Network 10, SBS, ABC and Triple J. She’s been a guest commentator on ABC’s Q&A and The Drum, Sky News, Network 10’s The Project and Studio 10, and SBS’s Insight and The Feed. In 2022, Antoinette became a co-host of Listnr’s daily news and analysis podcast The Briefing.
Antoinette’s first book, How to Lose Friends and Influence White People, was published by Penguin Random House in 2022. A witty and approachable anti-racism guide, it is an honest exploration of the modern manifestations of systemic racism in Australia today, and how we, as a collective, can take steps to make change. Antoinette provides practical tools, using warmth, humour, and research to share evidence-based solutions that can be used by anyone – from seasoned advocates who are people of colour, through to suburban white teenagers.
In 2019, Antoinette was named among AFR’s 100 Women of Influence. In 2021 she was awarded a Women’s Agenda Leadership Award and recognised as a B&T Women in Media Champion of Change.