Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

Lynne Parker (Founder of Funny Women)

Danielle Krage interviews Lynne Parker, Founder and Chief Executive of Funny Women. She created the organisation over 20 years ago now and has made such a contribution to the comedy community, including producing the Funny Women Awards. In this conversation, Lynne shares invaluable advice for women building their careers and networks in comedy.   


00:00 Introduction and Background

03:10 The Creation of Funny Women

09:45 The Importance of Funny Women

12:24 Supporting Women in Comedy

17:48 Challenges in the Comedy Industry

23:47 Mentorship and Networking

30:18 Taking Comedy into the Workplace

37:10 The Value of Remote Work and Social Interaction

38:29 Creating Fun and Engaging Work Environments

39:52 Running Events for Women in the Workplace

41:46 The Power of Comedy in the Workplace

43:31 Overcoming Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace

45:13 Representation of Women in Comedy

46:42 Challenging Age Stereotypes

48:38 Being Independent Thinkers

49:22 Finding More Information


You can find out more about Lynne Parker and her work here:

20 years of Funny Women:


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