Meet the 2021 Women’s Leadership Accelerator cohort, speakers and mentors
Today we are thrilled to announce the 2021 cohort of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator, plus 14 phenomenal digital media leaders confirmed to serve as speakers and mentors during the program’s kickoff week. The Accelerator provides yearlong leadership training, coaching and practical guidance aimed at advancing women in digital journalism, and is a key part of ONA’s broader commitment to boost diversity and inclusion in journalism. The program is tuition-free thanks to the support of lead funder Dow Jones Foundation, with additional support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The 26 women in this year’s cohort represent six countries and serve audiences from Anchorage, Alaska, to Cairo, Egypt. The majority of this inspiring group identify as women of color, and they bring to the cohort a range of journalism backgrounds. We are thrilled to welcome editors, managers, producers, entrepreneurs and journalists with expertise in local news, product development, audience, digital strategy and visual and audio production.