Religious Affairs Editor
Being exposed to women in different sectors gave me courage. It opened my mind on my role as a female journalist, and the network I now have is priceless. One major positive addition to my experience has been the role I have to mentor other young female journalists to have staying power in the newsroom. Thank you WIN, I will never be the same again.
Deputy Bureau Chief, The Nation, Malawi.
Since the introductory module, I have become more confident in communicating the needs of the news room and challenging management on what can be done and what cannot be done with limited resources. For four weeks I was acting in my supervisor’s role and this helped me to learn management skills. I now recognise what leadership style I use and how to improve.
Foreign News Sub-Editor, Standard Media Group, Kenya
I am now looking at my career from a more positive perspective. Before the WIN Programme, I was negative about my job, but now I realize that I have been holding the goose that lays the golden eggs. I can do so much more, do it better and stand out as a woman. My mind is transformed.
We encourage all media organisations from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe to join in the Women in News movement.
Women in News Partners commit to:
- Completing the WIN baseline questionnaire
- Attending minimum of 1 Executive Roundtable in your market
- Enrolling your HR team members in the managing for diversity webinar series
- Sponsoring minimum of 1 high potential employee to take part in the capacity building programme
- Commit your media to participate in a self-audit of gender balanced reporting
Organisational partners in turn receive 1-year complementary membership to WAN-IFRA, and recognition as a media partner in all Women in News print and online materials.
To learn more about how to become a WIN partner in Africa contact:
Dr Tikhala Chibwana