Women in Journalism is the UK’s leading media networking, campaigning and training organisation.
They offer guidance and support for women working in print, broadcast and online around the UK and overseas, and at every stage of their careers. Their busy programme includes online and real-life seminars, workshops and “In conversation” events with leading female journalists; a mentoring scheme; an annual £4,000 award for innovative projects; industry research – and some fabulous parties!
WHO THEY ARE
- The UK’s leading networking, training and campaigning organisation for journalists
- More than 900 active members, 1,400 on their database and 16,700 Twitter followers
- Committee members are some of the UK’s most high-profile women in media
- Busy online and real life events programme with top industry talent at seminars, talks and parties
- Mentoring scheme for 100+ women every year
- Venues include House of Commons, City and Westminster universities
- Annual £4k award for innovative digital projects
Founded by Eve Pollard 25 years ago, Women in Journalism is a not for profit organisation that provides guidance and support for their members. They are from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds, at every stage of their careers, and work across all platforms around the UK and overseas.
Their current chair is Eleanor Mills, former editorial director, Sunday Times and editor, the Sunday Times magazine. Committee members include deputy chair Alison Phillips, editor of the Daily Mirror; Laura Collins, editor Yorkshire Evening Post; Jane Martinson, Guardian columnist and journalism professor at City University (former WiJ chair); Sue Matthias, senior projects editor at the Financial Times ( former WiJ chair), and award-winning columnist and broadcaster Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
Visit their website: womeninjournalism.co.uk
You can email them at: WIJUK@aol.com