WiJ events coming up


Social media clinic:  30 April at Wiggin LLP 7pm

Twitter,  Facebook, LinkedIn Instagram,  Snapchat, WhatsApp are must have tools. Our panel of top social media journalists explain how (and how not) writers and editors are using them to research and promote content.

Panel includes Felicity Morse, The Independent’s social media editor, Lisette Johnston, of BBC World TV News and researcher into social media and protest movements , Rosie Millard,  journalist, broadcaster and author and Alexandra Rucki, Online Journalist, London Evening Standard



Launch of WiJ / Bloomberg Financial Chapter : 12 May at Bloomberg 7pm
Panel includes Helena Morrissey, Sarah Sands, Emma Ross Thomas (Bloomberg), chaired by Eleanor Mills.

‘Launch of the 1st WIJ and Bloomberg Group Event of 2014 to Promote Women in Financial Journalism’

 If you would like to attend this seminar  – free of charge please email and Bloomberg will send you a invitation required for entry

Date:  Monday 12th May 2014
Time: 06.30pm – 09.30pm
Location: Bloomberg London, 39-45 Finsbury Square, City Gate House, London, EC2A 1PQ

Invite Only

Finance and business journalism is one of the most buoyant areas of the industry, but it’s woefully short of women.  Help us launch this exciting new joint initiative to change that, and find out from our panel of leading women in the sector and beyond what it takes to succeed.  Share your views about overcoming the barriers to progress, whether you are at the start of your career or want a change.

Panel on what it takes to succeed chaired by Eleanor Mills, WIJ Chair and Editorial Director of the Sunday Times, followed by networking drinks.


  • ·         Helena Morrissey – CEO Newton  Investment and founder of the 30 per cent Club and Opportunity Now
  • ·         Emma Ross-Thomas – London Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
  • ·         Sarah Sands – Editor, Evening  Standard
  • ·         Kiki Loizou – Sunday Times,  Business News

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Women in Journalism is a training, networking and campaigning organisation with 400 members and 4,400 Twitter followers. It exists to nurture and promote female talent in printed and online media, and to campaign about issues that affect its members and the way that women are perceived in public life.

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Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength, delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately, is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 315,000 subscribers globally. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and three magazines, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits, covers the world with more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at more than 150 bureaus in 73 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.



WiJ members are invited to attend a Human Rights Watch conference

From the Frontline: Defending Women’s Rights from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Tuesday 13 May 2014, 7.30 PM,


HRW women
Join The Guardian’s Liz Ford and members of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch in a discussion about their work and the challenges they face in working to protect the rights and improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

The event will be an opportunity to hear about some of Human Rights Watch’s latest work on combatting violence against women, promoting gender equality and tackling issues such as child marriage, sexual violence in conflict and the abuse of domestic workers.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes.

Chair by Liz Ford, deputy editor of The Guardian‘s Global Development website.

The panel:

Liesl Gerntholtz is director of the women’s rights division.

Samer Muscati is a researcher for women’s rights in emergencies.

Rothna Begum is a researcher for women’s rights in MENA.

Agnes Odhiambo is a researcher for women’s rights in Africa.

Photograph: @2012 Samer Muscati/ Human Rights Watch


Tickets can be purchased at



Are you thinking of blogging? Or have you started a blog, but aren’t sure if it’s working? Blogging can establish you as an expert and create a platform for your other writing, but it needs to be targeted, structured and promoted or your time will be wasted.There are a few spaces left at Alexandra’s Campbell’s blogging workshops in Chiswick (28th April), Norwich (30th April) and Clapham (12th May).
All are 6.30-8.30pm, cost £40 and are limited to 8 people, so there is plenty of opportunity to discuss individual blogs. It covers what you need on your blog, how ideas for blogposts and headlines differ from journalism, how to maximise your blog’s potential
and what the opportunities for making money are.Book tickets for the Chiswick ‘How to Write A Great Blog’ workshop through Eventbrite: h
The Norwich and Clapham workshops are private events, so contact Alexandra directly on for a place. You can also find more detail on






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