October 31, 2019.
Women’s Leadership Accelerator 2020:
The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is an intensive program aimed squarely at advancing women in digital journalism. Additionally, ONA shares some of the lessons from the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through other programming that the organization offers throughout the year, including ONA Local meetups, ONA’s annual conference and training in partnership with other organizations.
The Women’s Leadership Accelerator kicks off with a week of tailored, immersive programming for 26 promising women leaders March 1-6, 2020 at the University of California Los Angeles. ONA provides support and coaching to participants throughout the year; the program culminates with a workshop at ONA’s annual conference.
In addition to learning leadership skills and tools for navigating change, participants focus on a challenge specific to their careers, whether an obstacle to overcome or an aspirational goal to achieve, either within their organizations or as an independent project.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Digital media
- Career Development
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
- Applications close:Oct. 31, 2019 , 2018
- Participants announced: January 2019
- Women’s Leadership Accelerator kickoff week:, March 1-6, 2020
- ONA20 conference in Atlanta: Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2020
- Open to all women working in digital media, including freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent journalists around the world;
- ONA will screen candidates for potential, need and diversity across ethnicity, age, geography, technology platforms and skill sets;
- Applicants should have leadership experience, which can mean managing people or projects, and be committed to further developing their skills. Innovation means different things in different markets, and they consider that when reviewing applications.
- Thanks to the generous support of lead funder, the Dow Jones Foundation, and support from other funders and sponsors, the Women’s Leadership Accelerator training is tuition-free.
- We also provide breakfast, lunch and some dinners throughout the week in March.
- Participants will cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
- Travel costs will vary depending on your location.
- It’s completely appropriate to ask your employer to cover those costs — employers typically do cover travel costs since they know the program is a great investment.
- We realize that not everyone has a newsroom to fund them or an organization with a budget for professional development, so we’re happy to be able to offer a limited number of travel stipends to participants who need them.
The Women’s Leadership Accelerator provides:
- A week of hands-on personal and professional work; candid discussions about leadership, work-life balance and problem-solving in the newsroom; deep dives on developing leadership and management skills; inspiring visits to digital media organizations; and one-on-one mentoring from industry leaders.
- A year of check-ins and practical, targeted guidance and personal coaching on individual challenges.
- Registration, travel and accommodations for the 2020 Online News Association Conference (ONA20) in Atlanta.
- A half-day workshop for women in the program during ONA20.
- The opportunity to be a part of a cohort of peers to serve as a strong career-long support system.
First Step: Create your account here.
Second step: Fill in the form and upload the required documents which are:
- 1- Your bio:
– Provide name, bio, relevant online presences, photo, job title and relevant professional experience as presented in your resume. These questions help us to learn more about who you are and, if you are selected, your bio will be posted publicly as part of your bio when the 2020 cohort is announced.
- 2- Your personal details:
– Provide details about where you live, how you identify yourself, your phone and email. The answers to these questions are confidential and help ONA staff and the selection committee better understand who applies to our programs, ensure a diverse cohort and that, if selected, you have a comfortable stay with us.
- 3- Your challenge:-
we ask three questions about your challenge:
– Describe the problem or challenge you are facing. (500 words or fewer.
– Why is it important to solve this challenge? (250 words or fewer)
– What do you hope to personally gain from participating in the Women’s Leadership Accelerator? (250 words or fewer)
– Details about your challenge are confidential and accessible only to ONA staff and select reviewers to understand what you want to get out of the program.
- 4- A digital project:
– The selection committee is looking for practitioners working in digital media, including freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent journalists. 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. Sharing a digital project you have worked on gives ONA staff and the review committee a unique window into how you think. Please provide a link to a project you’re proud of and a brief description of how you were involved. (This project does not need to be directly connected to the challenge you’ve outlined above.). Length: 250 words or fewer.
- 5- Testimonial / letter of recommendation:
– One letter of recommendation from employer, professional colleague or business partner outlining your demonstrated leadership ability. Length: One typed page.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Amina Altesheh / Syria “
Reviewed by” Eman Morsy / Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team