International Women’s Media Foundation Accepting Applications

The 6th annual U.S. Leadership Institute for Women Journalists is coming up, and if you’re a mid-to-senior level women journalist in TV, radio, print, or online, you’re invited to apply.

Here’re the details:

This year’s institute will convene 20 mid-to-upper level female journalists for on-the-ground leadership training on July 20-22 in Chicago. During these three days, participants will:

  • Take part in highly interactive skills-building sessions on issues crucial to effective leadership, including “What Is Leadership,” “Who Am I As A Leader,” “Leading Change,” “Leading in the Newsroom,” and “Critical Conversation: Advocacy/Managing Up;”
  • Participate in small “mastermind groups” on topics participants have expressed an interest in within written questionnaires and essays submitted prior to the on-site;
  • Develop a personalized action plan for future career goals; and
  • Network with colleagues from across the country.

The on-site sessions will be facilitated by industry leaders such as Marci Burdick, Senior Vice President of Broadcasting for Schurz Communications; Liza Gross, Former Managing Editor/Presentations and Operations for The Miami Herald; and Marcy McGinnis, former Senior Vice President for News Coverage at CBS News and current Associate Dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism.

Institute participants will receive one-on-one (telephone and online) coaching on implementing their personalized action plans for the three months following the institute. This coaching will be conducted by veteran journalists and professional coaches.

This program is FREE to accepted journalists, and 10 minority journalists will receive a $500 stipend to cover travel.

Applications are due May 1.