Women’s Leadership Accelerator

2017 Women’s Leadership Accelerator

Program Date: 5th-10th, 2017

Venue: University of Southern California

ONA’s 2017 Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a weeklong forum aimed squarely at developing strong leadership skills for women working in digital journalism.

The Accelerator, to be held Feb. 5-10, 2017, at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, is open to 25 promising women leaders who are pushing innovation in their organization.


  • 25 promising women leaders who are pushing innovation in their organization;
  • Practitioners working in digital media, including freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent journalists;
  • ONA will screen candidates for potential, need and diversity across ethnicity, age, geography, technology platforms and skill sets.

The tuition-free program offers:

  • A focus on developing leadership and management skills, with special attention to challenges faced by women in media;
  • Discussions, deep dives and one-on-one mentoring from some of the top women leaders in digital journalism;
  • Proven creative approaches to pushing innovation in newsrooms;
  • Practical, targeted guidance to working through individual challenges;
  • Open, candid discussions about leadership, work-life balance and problem-solving in the newsroom;
  • The opportunity to build a cohort of peers to serve as a strong career-long support system;

Official Link: https://journalists.org/programs/womens-leadership-accelerator/

Deadline: 15th November, 2016