Leadership Development

The Leadership Accelerator is an intensive, 9-month career and leadership programme for journalists and editors, organised into local chapters. Approximately 100 participants from 15 countries run through the programme, annually.  On average 60% of graduates report progression to more senior levels of decision making within 6 months of completing the Accelerator. 


Focus areas: newsroom management, HR management, Finance (for non finance managers), emotional intelligence and negotiation skills. The Accelerator also fosters the development of professional support networks.

Inspiring future leaders is another aspect of leadership development that WIN supports through the WIN Editorial Leadership Awards, which recognises two deserving media leaders in the Arab Region and Africa, annually.