Women’s Leadership Accelerator 2023 by Online News Association

Leadership Program Short Program in Journalism , in Leadership
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : November 10, 2022

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 5059
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 1 year
  • Gender Female
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a year-long intensive program by Online News Association designed to boost the leadership and management skills of women driving digital innovation. Every year, we welcome a group of women from various backgrounds, expertise, and newsrooms around the world.

  • Organizer: Online News Association
  • Deadline: November 10, 2022  – 11:59 p.m. EST (4:59 UTC)
  • Cohort Announcement: February/March 2023
  • Required language: English
  • Location: Online & in Philadelphia, USA

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a rigorous program of mentoring, discussion, and learning from some of the most influential minds in digital media. Participants work closely with mentors on challenges specific to their careers and receive ongoing support and coaching from ONA.

Program Benefits:

The accelerator 2023 provides:

  • In March, there will be a virtual hello meeting, followed by individual virtual welcome coaching between March and April, and an in-person cohort workshop in April/May. concentrated on practical personal and professional work; candid discussions in the newsroom about leadership, work-life balance, and problem-solving; deep dives into developing leadership and management skills; and one-on-one coaching from industry leaders
  • A year of check-ins, practical, targeted advice, and personal coaching on specific challenges.
  • Registration for the Online News Association Conference (#ONA23) in 2023
  • The cohort’s closing workshop will take place in August, coinciding with ONA23.
  • The chance to be a part of a peer group that will serve as a strong career-long support system.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All women working in digital news media, including freelancers, are welcome to apply.
  • They are looking for women who do not understand the digital journalism landscape but are contributing to its advancement creatively.
  • Applicants should have prior experience managing people or projects and be eager to learn new skills.

Application Requirements:

  • Your personal details
  • Biography (written as 3rd person)
  • Resume
  • Applicant’s photo
  • Answer to essay questions
    • Describe the problem or challenge you are facing (500 words or fewer)
    • Why is it important to solve this challenge (250 words or fewer)
    • What do you hope to personally gain from participating in the women’s leadership accelerator (250 words or fewer)
  • Example of change making
    • Share a brief example of how you were involved in bringing about change in your organization and/or the journalism industry. (max. 250 words)
  • Recommendation letter

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Program Timeline:

  • Hello Meeting for WLA23 Cohort (1-2 hours, online): Week of March 9
  • Individual welcome coaching (online): March – April
  • In-person workshop in Chicago (exact dates will be confirmed): April – May 2023
  • Closing workshop during ONA23 in Philadelphia: August 22, 2023

For more information about Women’s Leadership Accelerator, please visit the Online News Association’s website.

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