Ginger Gorman prepared a compelling and empowering talk for TEDxCanberra 2016. Ginger was a pleasure to work with throughout our preparations and delivered an engaging talk on the day. We also invited Ginger to convene a workshop around cyber safety and internet trolls for our TEDxCanberraWomen event a few weeks later. Ginger is an extraordinary and courageous person, motivated by the desire to improve the way we deal with cyber safety and cyber bullying, both individually and collectively.
— Ingrid Tomanovits, Executive Producer, TEDxCanberra
I invited Ginger to present to a group of young women interested in politics as part of my role as ACT representative on the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Australia Region Steering Committee. Ginger spoke to the group about media stories and social media and it is fair to say that Ginger’s presentation was the favourite of most attendees on the day. Comments included “Ginger Gorman was awesome” and “particularly enjoyed Ginger’s presentation.” Ginger’s style is very engaging and friendly and she is able to communicate well with the audience.
— Nicole Lawder MLA, Member for Brindabella, ACT Legislative Assembly
Ginger is a vibrant, engaging and entertaining speaker. She speaks from the heart and is an inspiring and authentic woman leader.
— Joanna Le, Director of Corporate Relations and Communications, YWCA of Canberra
She [Ginger] offers a warm, vibrant and fresh voice on a wide range of issues including social justice, mental health, social media and digital journalism. Her insights are thoughtful and inspiring. As a speaker she is candid and, often, funny. Ginger tells a story in a vivid way that engages a broad audience. Her own honest reflections prompt each of us to reconsider how we behave online and the assumptions we make about our safety. She gives practical and mental tools we can use if trolling and online bullying happens to us and makes a strong case for employers to sit up and take notice of the threat to their employees.
— Matthew Ricketson, Professor of journalism at the University of Canberra
In June of 2014, Ginger came back the United States to join and participate in World Press Institute’s (WPI) 50th Anniversary Celebration. As part of those events, she was invited to part of a four-member panel discussing how the digital age is transforming journalism. She focused on internet trolling and also crowdsourcing content. Her presentation for that panel was outstanding and extremely thought provoking….I think you’ll agree that Ginger has a real talent for telling stories and connecting with an audience.
— David McDonald, WPI Executive Director
Ginger’s heartfelt speech during PANDSI’s big morning tea event this year was openhearted, commanding and dynamic. The event was designed to raise awareness of perinatal depression and [number of people] attended. As a speaker, I believe Ginger’s powerful words and her willingness to open up and take action has helped reduce the stigma we all face. I highly recommend her as a speaker.
— Polly McIntyre, Chief Executive Officer of PANDSI (Canberra’s perinatal support service)
Ginger is passionate about women having a voice. In the past year she was invited to present on a panel for YWCA’s young women’s leadership program, #sheleads. Her authentic conversation had everyone engaged and asking questions. Always a treat to have her present.
— Janine Yokom, Senior Facilitator at Yellow Edge Performance Architect