MISSION: Women in News works with newspapers and their high-potential female employees to overcome the gender gap in management and senior editorial positions. It does so by equipping programme participants with sustainable strategies, skills and support networks to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong local media enterprises.

Through the Alliance for Women in News initiative, WAN-IFRA raises awareness and provides practical advice to news media on the business case for diversity in leadership, and how to create an environment that supports the progression of women to management positions.

VISION: Women contributing equitably to the leadership of strong media enterprises in emerging African markets.

CORE PROGRAMME COMPONENTS: WIN is rooted in skills transfer, a unique combination of local and international knowledge-share, and crucially, the creation of self-sustaining support networks between participants through:

In 2014, more than 60 media professionals from 30 media companies from Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe will participate in Women in News. WIN South Africa 2014 will be conducted in partnership with WAN-IFRA member association Print and Digital Media South Africa, representing more than 500 newspaper and magazine titles from the country’s leading publishers, as well as SANEF, whose members are editors, senior journalists and journalism trainers from all areas of the South African media. WIN is operated by WAN-IFRA, the leading association for the world’s press, with core funding by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).