Women's Forum Global Meeting 2023


Annette Young

France 24

Host & Creator, The 51 Percent


Annette Young is a senior journalist and TV news presenter for France 24 English. She is also the host and creator of ‘The 51 Percent,’ an award-winning show about women reshaping our world. The program looks at ways of promoting equality while challenging the way we think by discussion with guests and also via reports from the field. Originally from Australia, Annette worked for the Melbourne Age, Sydney Morning Herald and SBS Television, either as a reporter, producer or in newsroom management. During her time in the Middle East, she became the Jerusalem correspondent for France 24. Since returning to Paris in 2010, Annette has fronted the news while also interviewing a range of figures from world leaders to Hollywood actors. After creating ‘The 51 Percent’ in 2013, she was later named by UN Women as one of 20 inspirational global voices on women in the media and was also shortlisted for a One World Media Award in 2018. In 2018, she won the gold medal in broadcast journalism in the Ricardo Ortega prize awarded by the U.N. Correspondents’ Association for her work on ‘The 51 Percent.’ In 2023, Annette was selected as a 'Game Changer' and a social impact finalist in the Global Australian Awards in recognition of her contribution to the field of gender journalism.

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