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We had a huge response to our inaugural WIJ mentoring scheme this year. The standard of the applications and the candidates was extraordinary, however, we have only been able to award 11 places. 

These women will be paired with their mentors at a lunch to be held at Dukes Hotel in Mayfair on 12th January 2016.

A huge congratulations to: 

Ploy Radford – Editor, Health Investor

Ellie Austin – Assistant Features Editor, Radio Times

Jo Shelley – Producer, Amanpour, CNN

Jessica Shankleman – Reporter,  Bloomberg

Fiona Rutherford –Junior reporter, Buzzfeed

Kate Mansey – Features Editor Mail on Sunday

Suzanne Beishon – Deputy  Sports Editor – Morning Star

Sophie Hines – Deputy  Digital Editor, Good Housekeeping

Elaine Moore – Financial Times

Alix O’Neill – Freelance, magazines

Juliet Eysenck  – Content Editor, Telegraph Ipad


Their mentors will be one of this selection of fantastic, inspiring women:

Chair of mentoring Programme : Cristina Nicolotti Squires   – Editor, 5 News, ITN

Sue Matthias –

Sue Matthias, FT Senior News Features Editor

Lisa Markwell – Editor, Independent on Sunday

Sarah Baxter – Deputy Editor, Sunday Times

Eleanor Mills –  Chair Women in Journalism, Editor Sunday Times magazine

Jane Martinson –  Head of Media, Guardian

Helen Lewis, Deputy Chair Women in Journalism, Deputy editor, Newstatesman

Louise Court – Director of Editorial Strategy and Content , Hearst

Alison Phillips, Weekend Editor, Mirror

Eve Pollard – Hon. President Women in Journalism

Becky Barrow – Head of Money, Sunday Times

Sue Ryan  –  Former Managing Editor, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail trainee scheme

To those who were unable to apply this year, or were unsuccessful this time, we hope you try next year.