Career Advice from the Women’s Leadership Accelerator Summer Series

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In this session, you’ll hear from women who lead in a range of journalism roles, including managing newsrooms, leading video strategy, creating and curating podcasts, delivering impactful community-focused reporting, launching new ventures, and leading high-profile collaborative projects. From reimagining how the newsroom works together, to leading editorial strategy, to deeply reporting local and regional stories, you’ll hear about their approach, what they’ve accomplished and what they’re still working towards. You’ll get insights on how they charted their own courses and tips for troubleshooting challenges in the workplace.

Women’s Leadership Accelerator: Summer Series

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is an intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. Based on the feedback we’ve received from hundreds of women who have gone through our workshops, we’ve created four unique, online sessions aimed at women in digital media.

This series is designed for:

  • Women managing people or projects
  • Women looking to connect with other inspiring women
  • Newsroom leaders dedicated to empowering their female colleagues directly and indirectly
  • Anyone interested in leadership roles in newsrooms

Other events in this series:

  • Launching and Leading the 19th* • Aug. 27 • 12-1 p.m EDT
    Learn what it has been like to launch a nonprofit newsroom in a pandemic, how The 19th* is centering its mission on gender and racial equity, and how to build a newsroom culture.
  • Women in Product • Sept. 3 • 12-1 p.m EDT
    Join us for a a conversation about leading newsroom-product work from a diverse group of women in senior newsroom roles, representing local and national media.
  • Women in Entrepreneurship • Sept. 17 • 12-1 p.m EDT
    From launching new businesses to bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to their organizations, these women are energizing the journalism industry.

Registration comes with a suggested donation; we value these discussions at $29 per discussion per person, or $116 for the entire series. Donations support ONA programming throughout the year, including our tuition-free Women’s Leadership Accelerator program.

The 2020 Women’s Leadership Accelerator is supported by lead funder Dow Jones Foundation, and additional support from Microsoft, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Inasmuch Foundation; Alley; International Women’s Media Foundation; Disney Parks, Experiences and Products; the John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships; and Flower Child. To learn more about supporting the program, contact Jessica Strelitz, Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, at


Brooke Minters
Executive Producer of Video, POLITICO
Megan Greenwell
Cara Anthony
Midwest Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Paula Rogo
Founder, Kali Media
Tran Ha
Founder and principal, Tiny Collaborative