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Online News Association (ONA) Women’s Leadership Accelerator 2023 – Funded to New Orleans, USA

The Online News Association (ONA) Women’s Leadership Accelerator program is open to all women working in digital media, including freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent journalists around the world.

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Application Deadline: 10th November 2022

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): USA

About the Award: The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is aimed at leaders who are pushing innovation in digital media. In addition to learning leadership skills and tools for navigating change, you will get practical feedback on a challenge specific to your career — a realistic obstacle you’d like to overcome, or an aspirational goal you’d like to achieve, either within your organization or as an independent project.

Type: Training

Eligibility: The Accelerator is designed for practitioners working in digital media, including freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent journalists, who are pushing innovation in digital media. This means we’re looking for women who not only have an understanding of the digital journalism landscape but who are helping to advance it in innovative ways.

  • Women from a range of disciplines, including startups, digital-only, legacy media and blended newsrooms, broadcast and technology companies.
  • Applicants should have leadership experience, which can mean managing people or projects, and be committed to further developing their skills.

Number of Awards: 25

Value of Award: The accelerator for 2023 offers:

  • A virtual welcome gathering in March, one-on-one virtual welcome coaching from March through April, and a cohort workshop in person in April or May; concentrated on practical, hands-on labor for both personal and professional purposes; Deep dives on building leadership and management abilities; one-on-one coaching from industry professionals; open debates about leadership, work-life balance, and problem-solving in the newsroom
  • A year of updates, targeted, useful advice, and one-on-one coaching on unique difficulties
  • Enrollment for the Online News Association Conference in 2023 (#ONA23)
  • August will bring the cohort’s last workshop, which will also be ONA23.
  • The chance to join a group of peers who can act as a powerful career-long support system

Duration of Program: 

  • February/March 2023: Cohort announced
  • Week of March 9: Hello Meeting for WLA23 Cohort (1-2 hours, virtual)
  • Between March/April: Individual welcome coaching (virtual)
  • April/May 2023: In-person workshop in Chicago (exact dates to be confirmed)
  • August 22, 2023: Closing workshop during ONA23 in Philadelphia

How to Apply: Click here to apply

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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