There are some really amazing progressive women out there! Yesterday The Women’s Media Center (WMC) is announced its third class of its Progressive Women’s Voices program for 2009. Now in its second year, Progressive Women’s Voices is an intense media training and outreach program that involves in-person intensive training, weekly interview practice, and ongoing WMC strategy and support.
Participants for this third class for 2009 include experts in North & South Korea, education theory, medicine, bioethics, health impacts of climate change, progressive journalism, international women's rights, leadership for women of color and more. These ten women come from manifold backgrounds, reflecting a diversity generally absent from mainstream media coverage. They will join 54 participants from 2008 & 2009, forming a roster of media-trained progressive women adding their voices to the national conversation in areas of economics, politics, health care, immigration, women's rights, workplace policy, and other important issues. If you want to read the bios of the ten new women of our Progressive Women's Voices program, go here.
In its first year, PWV was resounding success, with participants diversifying the media landscape by adding their intellectual, progressive, female perspectives.
In 2008, PWV women were featured in high-profile outlets like CNN, MSNBC, PBS, The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, as well as hundreds of other significant media outlets in print, online, radio, and broadcast.