Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 • Virtual

Women in Leadership Community Meetup

This event is sponsored by:

Join ONA for a networking meetup for women in leadership in news organizations. We’re celebrating the Women’s Leadership Accelerator Speaker Series with a chance to discuss the ideas and questions raised during the learning sessions. Expect to leave with new ideas about your leadership journey, plus new professional opportunities, peers, mentors, collaborators and colleagues.

This event will be participatory — not a webinar — so you will have the chance to contribute to the conversation throughout the 60 minutes we’re together. After a brief check-in, we’ll break into smaller groups to discuss a series of prompts. We’ll come back together at the end for a group reflection and connection.

This networking event is free and open to all, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Where will the meetup take place?

This event will be hosted on Zoom. For this particular event, you’ll have the best experience if you join via the Zoom app on a desktop or laptop computer so that you can see more participants in the gallery view.

You can also join using the mobile app and take advantage of the breakout rooms, although the number of participants you can see at one time may be more limited.

Can I dial in by phone?

We don’t recommend joining by phone dial-in, if possible, so you can join breakout rooms and contribute to the conversation more easily. If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, we’ll give a quick introduction in the beginning of the call and have staff on hand to troubleshoot, and we also suggest checking out the Zoom support site for more help.

Do I have to be an ONA member to attend this meetup?

No, there’s no membership requirement.

Can I join this event if I didn’t attend the speaker series?

Yes, you’re welcome to join the event whether or not you participated in any of the three earlier discussions.

Will this event be recorded?

We’ll follow Chatham House Rules for the event: in other words, attendees can use what they learn but will be asked to not share the person who originated it or their affiliation. Therefore, we will also not record this meetup to protect attendees’ privacy.

If you can’t make this event, we encourage you to stay tuned for more networking events like this from ONA by subscribing to the ONA Weekly newsletter. We also encourage you to consider applying for ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator. Applications are due Nov. 30.

I’m a nonbinary person working in newsroom leadership. Can I join this event?


Will closed captioning be available?

We will make closed captioning available. Please let us know at registration if this would help you participate so we can ensure it’s available in breakout rooms as well.


Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
12 pm-1 pm ET