Angela Pippos is a journalist, presenter, producer, documentary-maker, author and one half of Her Films.
Her Films was established in 2017 to create powerful documentaries about women. Throughout history the stories of women have largely been invisible – sidelined, ignored or forgotten. With its focus on storytelling, creativity and equality, Her Films’ objective is to entertain, inspire and bring about social change.
Angela has written, directed and produced two television documentaries about the rise of women in Australian Rules football: League of Her Own, which aired on the Seven Network in February 2017, and Heroes, which screened on the ABC in August 2017.
Her third documentary about gender equality in Australia is in development.
In February last year Angela released her second book, Breaking The Mould – Taking A Hammer To Sexism In Sport (Affirm Press). It provides a fascinating insight into the changing Australian sporting landscape and it made the Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List as nominated by The Grattan Institute.
Angela presented the sports segment on ABC TV News in Victoria for almost a decade. In 2018 she returned to the ABC as co-host of Saturday Grandstand on ABC Radio alongside popular comedian, Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann.
Angela has an Honours degree in Politics from the University of Adelaide.
Angela was absolutely fantastic; I thought it was an exceptional event, really interesting to hear her perspective of the challenges of her male-dominated industry and how there were many parallels with some of the experiences that women at MMRA have had, even though on the surface, our industries are very different. The Q&A session at the end was a big highlight.