Launching and Leading the 19th* — Women’s Leadership Accelerator Summer Series

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Building the newsroom we want to see in the world: The 19th* Co-Founder and Publisher Amanda Zamora and Editor-at-Large Errin Haines share what it has been like to launch a nonprofit newsroom in a pandemic, how their organization is centering its mission on gender and racial equity, and how to build a newsroom culture based on community, civility and empathy.

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:

  • 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 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.

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


Errin Haines
Editor at Large, The 19th*
Amanda Zamora
Co-founder and Publisher, The 19th*