Mentees

“I am deeply honoured to have the fantastic Eve Pollard, founder of Women in Journalism and former Fleet Street editor,  as a mentor. Long after the official mentor period she continues to advise, inspire and counsel me. Returning to work after maternity leave, I couldn’t have wished for a greater cheerleader at a time in my career when I needed it the most. Thank you, Eve! 
Kate Mansey, deputy features editor,  Mail on Sunday

“I have achieved so much in the last 24 months, none of it could have happened without the support of Women in Journalism. I was a recent graduate and my mentor allowed me to really understand the industry and realise how much I didn’t know. I know that even now I could ask her for advice. I still can’t believe I get paid to write stories every day.”
Ellie McKinnell, reporter, mylondon.news

“My Women In Journalism mentor went above and beyond in encouraging me,  from helping with my confidence to nailing that pitch, I went on to be published in a world-renowned women’s news site. I couldn’t have done it without her!” 
Annette Kellow, freelance writer

Mentors

“Nothing keeps me feeling younger more than spending time with young people. As a mentor, I loved hearing what’s on their mind, what they care about and why they are interested in journalism.”
Becky Barrow, news editor, Sunday Times

“The mentoring scheme is an excellent idea.  Great to be able to give something back and I do feel it does a lot of good. I wish such a scheme existed when I was starting out  in journalism.” 
Lucy Daltroff, travel writer and broadcaster

“Admittedly, I was a reluctant mentor – I go away a lot, I struggle for time and wasn’t sure how much I had to share. But I’ve loved mentoring my mentee this year. I learnt so much from her and watching her keen-ness and her career blossom has renewed my own enthusiasm for journalism.”
Katie Glass, award-winning feature writer