Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

ONA LA: Meet ONA’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Accelerator Cohort + Lightning Talks

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA LA

• What we’ll do
ONA LA is excited to welcome ONA’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Accelerator (WLA) to Los Angeles! WLA is a yearlong program aimed at advancing women in digital journalism, and each year’s cohort of women leaders starts the program with a week of intensive sessions in LA. Help us welcome them to LA, celebrate women’s leadership, meet this year’s cohort, connect with speakers and mentors and say hi to the ONA staff who are in town.

We’ll open up the floor for lightning talks centered on women in leadership to introduce them to LA’s digital journalism community. Lady leaders: Come tell us about a project you took the lead on, teach us a leadership skill, or pose a challenge you’re working on to the room. Pitch your lightning talk by 6 p.m. PST Thursday, March 1 by emailing You don’t have to be a woman to join us — anyone in the LA journalism community is welcome to attend.

Learn more about the program and the 2018 class:


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ONA LA is a local meetup group made up of writers, editors, innovators, photographers, producers, academics, entrepreneurs and technologists who produce news for and support digital news delivery systems. We’re the LA outpost of the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. ONA Local programs are generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more information, check out


We’re looking for volunteers to help check people in, man the door and take photos – email us (LA [at] if you’re free to lend a hand that night.

Have an idea for future ONA LA topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know (email LA [at] if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

• What to bring

• Important to know
Parking: There is an underground ramp at 600 Wilshire Blvd. Valet or self-parking available in the evenings after 5 p.m. Take the parking ramp elevator directly to floor five for Industrious.

Metro: The 7th Street/Metro Center stop is two blocks away at Hope and 7th. The building’s main door will be locked, so if you are entering from the street please look for a volunteer monitoring the building’s front door.

Join us for networking with ONA's Women's Leadership Accelerator cohort and hear lightning talks centered on women in leadership.


Friday, Mar. 2, 2018
7 pm-9 pm



Industrious Los Angeles
600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA