Today the Women in Journalism committee are delighted to announce the successful candidates of our second mentoring scheme.

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Like last year, we offered the chance for women, already established in journalism, to be mentored by some of the finest, most influential journalists across all genres of the industry.
However, 2017’s scheme was expanded to help those in the earlier years of their career, who are seeking guidance and encouragement of how progress to the next level.
These mentors are made up of mentees from last year’s programme, as well as journalists with around a decade of experience.
The year-long scheme kicks off today and mentees will be contacted shortly by their mentors, with a pizza and wine party to follow shortly at the St Bride’s Foundation on Fleet Street.

Here are the successful candidates – and their mentors – for our senior programme:

Nicola Harley – Alison Kervin (Sports Editor, Mail on Sunday)

Louise Donovan – Sinead McIntyre (Editor, Fabulous magazine)

Susanna Lazarus – Louise Court (Editorial Director,  Hearst UK)

Sally Newman – Sarah Baxter (Deputy Editor, The Sunday Times)

Sophie Haydock – Alison Phillips (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Mirror titles)

Audrey Ward – Sue Matthias (Senior Investigate Editor, Financial Times)

Felicity Hannah – Becky Barrow (Editor, The Sunday Times Money)

Laura Garcia – Helen Lewis (Deputy Editor, The New Statesman)

Elena Cresci – Eleanor Mills (Editorial Director, The Sunday Times and Editor, Sunday Times Magazine)

Maria Ramos – Christina Lamb (Foreign Correspondent, The Sunday Times)

Cyan Turan – Yasmin Alibahai Brown (Journalist)

Faye Lipson – Claer Barrett (Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times)

Lisa Kjellson – Lesley Thomas (Editor of Weekend, The Times)

And for the junior mentoring scheme:

Emily Chan – Kate Mansey (Deputy Features Editor, Mail on Sunday)

Oliva Coles – Suzanne Wrack (Freelance Journalist)

Monika Komar – Julia Gregory (Freelance Journalist)

Rosie Hopegood – Katie Hind (Former Los Angeles Editor, The Sunday People, Freelance Journalist)

Polly Allen – Ellie Genower (Showbiz journalist, MailOnline)

Sophia McBride – Lucy Osborne (Investigations reporter, Daily Mail)

Olivia Blair – Kelly Allen (Freelance showbiz journalist)

Sophia Lotto Persio- Katie Glass (Journalist and Columnist, Sunday Times magazine)

Kimberly Hackett – Ellie Austin (Journalist, Sunday Times magazine)

Tamara Micner – Alix O’Neill (Freelance features journalist)