As part of Women in News: Gender and Media Freedom Strategy, a four year-initiative made possible through funding by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, WAN-IFRA released WINning Strategies: Creating Stronger News Media Organizations by Increasing Gender Diversity, highlighting media success stories in gender diversity.
The handbook seeks to shine a spotlight on media organisations that have prioritized gender equality within their organizations, leadership teams, and within their audience, and as a result, have seen a positive return. Citing ten case studies from across the globe, the publication can be used as an inspiration to media organisations to take concrete action to prioritize gender equality and inclusion in their management structures and newsrooms, as well as a tool for advocacy and a way to start a broader conversation on this important subject.
WINning Strategies will be the first in a series of handbooks WAN-IFRA will develop to support media to create more gender aware organizations, in our pursuit to galvanize our industry to collectively find solutions to bridge the inequalities within our news and boardrooms.
You can download the full report here: WAN-IFRA WINing Strategies 2016.
Toyosi Ogunseye, editor of the Sunday Punch in Nigeria has won the African Women in News Leadership Award to be presented tonight in Narobi, Kenya. She has shared her top tips for suceeding as a young woman journalist with the World Editors Forum, encouraging them to never let their gender stop them from achieving their goals. Ashleigh Tullis reports.
“Exemplary leaders such as Ms Ogunseye serve as an inspiration to the next generation of African leaders,” said Cherilyn Ireton, Director of the World Editors Forum, the organization within WAN-IFRA for chief editors and other senior newsroom executives.