Charo Henríquez of The New York Times speaks at a Women's Leadership Accelerator event.
Charo Henríquez of The New York Times speaks at a Women's Leadership Accelerator event.

ONA launches new event series for executive women journalism leaders

Executive Women Leaders Salon will focus on building and leading innovative teams, navigating C-suite recruitment, cultivating organizational resilience and more

By on March 14, 2023

ONA is excited to announce a new three-part conversation series in 2023 designed to open space for women in executive digital journalism leadership. At the Executive Women Leaders Salon, selected attendees will network and develop their skills around cultivating organizational resilience and finding creative ways to support the professional development and growth of their teams. Participants will learn from experts as well as each other and work through their challenges and opportunities for development and success.

The series creates a safe conversation space for discussing the unique challenges women at the top of their organizational reporting structure face. Attendees will have shared experiences in responsibilities including hiring or high-level personnel decisions, responsibility for departmental and organizational budgets, fundraising, managing people managers, navigating large-scale organizational change, management of senior leaders and/or boards and more.

Here are the inspiring sessions attendees can expect in this series:

While all executive women leaders are welcome, ONA members can sign up for the series early and at a discounted rate. The cost of registration includes an ONA23 conference badge, which gives attendees access to the full range of exciting programming at ONA23.

ONA developed this program after hearing from news leaders around the world, including many of the over 200 changemaking alums of our Women’s Leadership Accelerator program, who have consistently raised concerns that options for executive training are limited and expensive. There are few resources for navigating this tumultuous period of professional change, or coping with the demands and isolating impacts of reaching the top of the organizational chart, and many find themselves one of only a few women at their level. ONA is committed to supporting women leaders and helping them find community and resources throughout their career journeys.

Founding support for this program comes from the Inasmuch Foundation. The Inasmuch Foundation is committed to supporting ethics and excellence in journalism through investments in nonprofit-investigative reporting, collaborative efforts, and organizations providing essential services to the journalism community.

ONA is seeking additional support for this important series. To learn more about opportunities to sponsor this series, contact Jessica Strelitz, Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, at

To learn more about this series, read the program FAQ.

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Carrie Blazina

Carrie Blazina

As ONA’s communications manager, Carrie’s responsibilities include content strategy, event promotion, email and social media campaigns, press releases and overall editorial support.