Women’s Media Center Announces WMC Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2014

I am proud to say that I am part of this list of amazing talented women who are ready to take their work to another level.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Women’s Media Center announced today that 20 women have been selected for its WMC Progressive Women’s Voices class, the organization’s premier media and leadership training program.  Since the inception of WMC Progressive Women’s Voices, WMC has trained over 152 thought leaders, journalists, and advocates from across the nation.

“The Women’s Media Center works to make sure that who defines the story, who tells the story, and what the story is about, represents women and men equally.  This group of dynamic women is part of our strategy to expand the media talent pool,” said Julie Burton, President of The Women’s Media Center. “Our trainees will receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespersons in their fields and will be promoted through WMC SheSource – a brain trust of top women experts used by media worldwide.”  Burton continued, “These women reflect diversity visibly absent from the mainstream media within important conversations around national security, health care, immigration, workplace policy, reproductive health, climate change, and other issues that fill the headlines every day.”

Former graduates include frequent cable news commentators Sally Kohn, Maria Theresa Kumar, Zerlina Maxwell, Anu Kristina Bhagwati, Shelby Knox, Courtney Martin, Emily May, Linda Sarsour, Rinku Sen, Amanda Terkel, Jessica Valenti, and many others.

With the WMC’s training and support, WMC PWV experts have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle, New York magazine, USA Today, Forbes, Variety, Mother Jones, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Salon, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Reuters, numerous NPR shows and within hundreds of top-tier media outlets.


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