IWMF Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program for Women Journalists 2019

IWMF Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program for Women Journalists 2019

Deadline: March 11, 2019

Applications are invited for the IWMF Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program 2019. This initiative is supported by the Grant for Equity in Reporting from the CBS Corporation to address the lack of diversity and women in leadership positions across newsrooms in the United States.

The benefits of mentorship have been well documented – in an age when women are shattering glass ceilings in every industry, leaders who look back and help lift other women up the ladder of success are sorely needed.The IWMF’s Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program will assemble a select cohort of women journalists and a cadre of professionals to enhance their career growth.

The program will cover a wide range of professional development topics including cultivating networks, negotiating salary, building a portfolio and applying for fellowships and grants. The program will kick off at the ISOJ Conference in Austin, Texas from April 10-13, 2019 and run through through May 2020.


  • This program will be a valuable professional development opportunity for women journalists from underrepresented backgrounds, laying the groundwork for their success and future leadership in the news industry.


  • Open to female journalists;
  • Applicants must be in the United States.


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For more information, visit IWMF Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program.