Women in News nominations now open for Southern and Eastern Africa

The Women in News programme is now open and
looking for candidates like you! 

Nominations close on 31 August 2016 and we are keen to hear from you if you are a senior journalist or an editor from news media (newspapers in print and/or online).   This is a wonderful, much sought after editorial leadership programme also provides you with the opportunity to gain a certification from Wits University in South Africa.

WIN works with media companies and their high potential female employees to overcome the gender gap in management and senior management positions. The programme equips women media professionals in middle and senior management positions with the strategies, skills and support networks they need to take on a greater leadership role within their organisations.

In the past five years, WIN has trained more than 150 women journalists from 40 media companies in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa. WIN participants have benefited from individual coaching, media management and leadership skills training, mentoring and networking opportunities to strengthen their skill-sets and help them overcome barriers to advancement in the workplace.
This is a results-based programme: 84% of participants reported having been given more responsibility in the workplace, with 40% of participants securing a promotion within their media companies while 68% of participants reported that after the training they noted more opportunities to progress within their companies. Successful applicants will benefit from the following in 2016:

  1. One-on-one Coaching to work towards a specific career goal within their media company or to implement a workplace project of their choice.
  2. Certified Leadership and Media Management training through a skills development curriculum specifically designed for the WIN programme and delivered by regional experts.
  3. Peer Mentoring to allow for exchange of ideas and experiences, and create peer-to-peer support networks.
  4. Networking opportunities in national or regional settings to facilitate the creation and expansion of business networks.

WHO CAN APPLY: WIN  is open to media women with a minimum of 2 years in a middle management position (editorial or a senior journalist) within newspapers and digital media in  Botswana,Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Note: successful participants will be expected to travel on specific occasions throughout the programme, which runs from September 2016 through to May 2017. Please note that the programme is only accepting applications from print and digital news media at this time.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send an email to WanIfraWomenInNews@gmail.com to receive an application form (one for the nominee and one form for the news media organisation) or you can download both forms 1 and 2 at the bottom of this post.
Applications should arrive not later than Wednesday 31 August 2016.

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