Women journalists have changed the industry. Today with more women reporting and writing the news, our audiences have greater access to stories and a more diverse and dynamic coverage of the world is possible.
For over a century women journalists have worked without an eco system of support where they are encouraged and flourish. That is the core reason why we think women have not been able to reaching the top.
The Coalition for Women in Journalism fosters and support camaraderie between women journalists around the globe. We were the first to pioneer a global support network for women journalists. Through our mentorship program and advocacy for safe and flourishing environments, we are creating spaces for women journalists for nurturing, safety and growth. We work with no national or ethnic boundaries, and offer support to women from all backgrounds.
We are born out of the industry’s need of community, equality and mentorship.
The idea was founded in January 2016, over coffee, by women of different generations. Established in March 2017, the Coalition became the first not-for-profit to offer mentorship to women journalists from both western and non-western countries. We are independent, impartial and dedicated to a single, vital interest: the well-being of our colleagues. We work with partners worldwide, who share our values and goals, and help us advance our message and efforts. The Coalition strives in all its efforts to promote a culture of stewardship in the global and public interest of good journalism. Empathy and responsibility is at the heart of everything we do.