A networking, campaigning, training and social organisation
Women in Journalism is a networking, campaigning, training and social organisation for women journalists who work across all the written media, from newspapers and magazines to digital media. To learn more about WIJ click here
Women’s Editor, the Guardian
Since becoming chair of WiJ I’ve been asked several times what Wij is actually for. Fortunately, it’s a relatively easy question to answer during a time of such revolution in our industry. WIJ is part champion, part research hub and part club. It brings people together in a neutral place regardless of seniority. Our membership includes some of the most successful women on Fleet Street as well as student members just starting out. With women so often criticised for their failure to network it provides a friendly environment to take stock, share experiences and find out what’s going on. Our parties are fun but our purpose is serious. Come and join in.
“Ever since I launched Women in Journalism in 1994 it has been at the forefront of the industry. Over those 17 years, women journalists from all over the UK, have joined in their hundreds. Every level of entrant, from well established national newspaper editors, to the newest freelance have attended WIJ talks, lectures, debates, discussions and many other events. The organisation has a history of encouraging fairness, whether by teaching women how to ask for more money, to making sure that females in the business have mentors and advisors that they can turn to for the help whilst doing this complex, and occasionally dangerous, job. Updating the website should continue to aid women wherever and however they seek to report and write.”