The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) today launched Women in News (WIN), an initiative to help women in middle management in southern African news media to advance their careers.
Eighteen media professionals from Botswana, Namibia and Zambia were meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa Thursday and Friday (1-2 July) for the start of a six-month programme of events that include panel discussions, one-on-one coaching, training sessions and personal mentoring.
The goal of the project, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), is to help women media professionals, who are under-represented in top management positions, to excel in their careers. This is the first phase of a multi-year project, which will expand in scope and be brought to other countries in Africa in 2011. [Read more...]