Welcome to Women in News Advisory

WIN Advisory delivers bespoke, in-house training and coaching to help media partners change their organisational cultures and improve operational performance. Specific thematic areas for 2021 include training in managing sexual harassment, gender balance in content, and managing the transition from print to digital to help build toward greater stability.

Advisory partners can expect between 4-6 tailored trainings/ in-house coaching sessions per year, as part of the Advisory programme. In return, they are expected to commit themselves to creating environments that embrace equality and inclusion, including a statement of principles committing to a zero tolerance environment when it comes to sexual harassment. 

1. Building toward Stability

Regional and global industry experts provide coaching and training to senior management on how to adopt strategies to rightsize the business to become leaner and more cost-efficient in an environment of declining revenue; Pivot editorial workflows and organisation to focus on digital audiences and publishing; and Identify ways to monetise digital content while simultaneously preserve print revenues under the deeply troubling socio-economic pressures brought on by Covid-19. A comprehensive new offering through the WIN Advisory.

2. Managing Sexual Harassment

Managers will learn how to identify and manage sexual harassment and ensure a safe and respectful workplace for all. Partners can also contact WIN for consultation on how to develop a more evolved Sexual Harassment policy. We would be happy to work with you on making your organisation a model in achieving diversity measures – a measure now widely recognised as a hallmark of professional media organisations.

3. Strategic business planning

Mid-level and senior managers learn the fundamentals of how to build a business case and budget for internal projects and proposals – a crucial skill for any media professional on the management track.

4. Gender Balance in the News

Practical training workshops, content tracking and analysis, as well as digital and print toolkits are shared to help improve gender balance in news content and production. These workshops are designed for both managers as well as members of the editorial team. 

5. Digital ABC

Designed exclusively for WIN, this is a practical, online first training programme that helps media professionals understand the permanent disruption of digital on the news media industry and offers a step-by-step guide on how to operationalise digital strategy. There are three, progressive, modules as part of this programme. 

  • Module A imparts the foundations of digital and understanding its impact on the news media industry
  • Module B guides participants through  practical steps to orient your team toward digital
  • Module C leads participants through how to  implement your digital strategy. 

Digital ABC is  designed for both editorial and non-editorial teams and is delivered in a hybrid self-led/live format with group work and progressive assignments.  Advisory partners may enrol up to 4 staff members in the programme. 

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Additional Partner Benefits


In addition to this comprehensive year long programme we offer select partner organisations the following:

  1. One year complimentary WAN IFRA membership (for up to three senior media executives).
  2. Sponsorship of a number of senior managers to attend relevant WAN IFRA international events.
  3. Priority to the partner organisation’s women journalists applying to our Leadership Accelerator Program which will be offered again in March 2021. (Now closed for 2021)

Women in News is pleased to count 60 media as Advisory partners. To learn more about about how to become a WIN Advisory partner, please contact:

Fatemah Farag Director, WIN Arab Region  

Jane Godia, Director, WIN Africa,