Women in sports journalism: how to level the playing field

When: May 20, 2015. Drinks 6.30pm : Panel starts 7pm
Panel ends 8.30 : Finish 9pm.
Where: Council Chamber, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place. W1A 1AA 
Women in Journalism and Women in Football invite you to attend a very special evening on women in sports media. A high profile panel of pioneering journalists, editors and producers – in conversation with WiJ Chair Eleanor Mills – will discuss why women are underrepresented in the industry, and what can be done to level the playing field.
Shelley Alexander, BBC Editorial Lead for Women in Sport
Reshmin Chowdhury, Presenter BBC Sports News & BT Sport
Anna Edwards,Producer SKY Sports News HQ
Alison Kervin, Sports editor Mail on Sunday
Anna Kessel, Sports writer The Guardian & The Observer
Vikki Orvice, Football & Athletics writer The Sun

The BBC are kindly hosting this event for us at the historic Council Chambers, BBC Broadcasting House, London.

BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

Please email : wijuk to discuss disabled access



WiJ Seminar: Boost your confidence.

When: June 11, 2015. Drinks 6.30pm : Panel starts 7.15pm
Panel ends 8.30 : Finish 9pm.
Where: Kindly hosted by Wiggin LLP, 22 Percy St, off Tottenham Court Rd 

Members £10, Non members £15

Do you sometimes feel you are talking at cross purposes with male colleagues, or frustrated that your views are being ignored?Find out about the differences in the way that men and women communicate and how to boost your confidence at work with Jane C Woods, a personal development specialist for women and CEO of book:

Date for diary:
WiJ summer party –  June 30  at The 
October Gallery



FringeLogo_Brick_2Lines Funny Women are at the Brighton Fringe Festival 2015 on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May, offering budding comedians and comedy lovers a Weekend Comedy Academy packed with workshops to help women find their funny. No matter what your talent, there’s a workshop, lab or exercise for you, led by some of the industry’s top comedy bods. They’re offering WiJ members 20% off weekend tickets with the discount code FWBFF. To find out more click here!


Build your own website in a day!

 Join us on Thursday 7th May 2015, 10am – 4.30pm, £95 for the day

University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW


Those of you who attended our workshop on ‘Raising your profile in a digital world’ will remember that award-winning freelance journalist, editor and trainer, Chris Wheal, talked about website building  and how individuals can boost their web presence without wasting money on SEO consultants.

Many of those who were there were keen to receive some training in this area and Chris has offered to run a one day intensive course, exclusively for Guild members,  which will show you how to build and run a WordPress-based website. The course is ideal for anyone who is looking for help either to get started or to simply revamp an existing WordPress-based hosted website.

The course will cover:

  • installing new themes (design templates) and adapting them
  • adding plug-ins – including search engine optimisation, contacts form etc.
  • using sidebars and widgets
  • using categories and tags
  • creating a menu
  • putting in photos, video and audio
  • integrating social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

You will need:

  • your own laptop (iPads require using an app, with a different interface and reduced functionality so are not appropriate for setting up and starting your website)
  • written material for at least five pages/posts
  • photos for each page/post
  • a list of suitable and relevant links for each page/post

You must know:

  • how to connect your laptop to Wi-Fi
  • how to get your email
  • how to cut, copy and paste text
  • your log-in details (username and passwords) for everything


Guild of Health Writers, Dale Lodge,88 Wensleydale Road, Hampton TW12 2LX






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