The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. Each year we welcome a cohort of women representing a range of backgrounds, expertise and newsrooms around the globe.
About the Program
The Women’s Leadership Accelerator kicks off with an intensive week of mentoring, discussion and learning from some of the top minds in digital media. Participants work closely with mentors on challenges unique to their careers and also receive support and coaching from ONA throughout the year. The program culminates in a workshop at ONA’s annual conference.
- Oct. 31, 2018: Applications open
- Nov. 30, 2018: Applications close
- January: Cohort announced
- Feb 10-15, 2019: Accelerator at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles
- Sept. 14, 2019: Final workshop at ONA annual conference in New Orleans
Opportunities for the community
Outside the cohort, ONA shares the lessons from the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through other programming and events, including collaboration with ONA Local, ONA’s annual conference and training in partnership with other organizations.
In addition, you can connect with alumnae of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through free one-on-one coaching on digitalwomenleaders.com. Over 60 women, including ONA Director of Programs Jennifer Mizgata, offer free coaching sessions to support other women in digital journalism with leadership and management tips, career advice and feedback on their work.
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Resources and News
The ONA Women's Leadership Accelerator has featured an excellent array of industry leaders and inspirational voices to shepherd our cohorts through their time in the program.