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Women’s Media Center Announces Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015!

July 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Women's Media Center today congratulates the 20 women accepted into its WMC Progressive Women's Voices class of 2015.

WMC Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and leadership training program serving women in our country. The 20 women will be training in Washington, DC in July. They will join the nearly 200 women who have been a part of WMC Progressive Women’s Voices media training.

"The Women’s Media Center works to make women visible and powerful in media,“ said Julie Burton, President of the Women’s Media Center.  Last month the Women’s Media Center released its study ‘WMC’s Divided 2015: The Media Gender Gap’ which showed that men wrote 62 percent of all stories across print, broadcast, and Internet stories. “Our media should reflect our country’s diverse voices and experiences – which our trainees represent,” Burton said. “They are important leaders with the expert knowledge in many issues that fill the headlines every day.”  

WMC Progressive Women’s Voices trainees receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespersons in their fields. After their training they will be promoted through WMC SheSource -- a brain trust of top women experts used by media outlets worldwide.

Graduates from WMC Progressive Women’s Voices training programs have appeared in a multitude of diverse outlets including CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, Al-Jazeera, Boston Globe, El Mundo, Forbes, Glamour, “Good Morning America,” Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC, USA Today and more.

 

Click here to learn more about WMC’s Progressive Women's Voices.

The Women’s Media Center welcomes the Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015:

Caitlin Abber

Caitlin Abber

Women's Health
Senior Editor
Brooklyn, NY
Dana Bolger

Dana Bolger

Know Your IX
Co-Director
Washington, DC
Hannah Brancato

Hannah Brancato

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
Co-Creative Director and Co-Founder
Baltimore, MD
Renee Bracey Sherman

Renee Bracey Sherman

Reproductive Justice Activist and Author of Saying Abortion Aloud
Stacia Brown

Stacia Brown

The Washington Post
Freelance Writer
Pikesville, MD
Kandace Creel Falcon

Kandace Creel Falcon

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Director of Women's and Gender Studies
Moorhead, MN
Kelly Dittmar

Kelly Dittmar

Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University
Assistant Research Professor
New Brunswick, NJ
Rahna Epting

Rahna Epting

Every Voice
Chief of Staff
Washington, DC
Angela Esquivel

Angela Esquivel

The As One Project
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Washington , DC
Celeste Faison

Celeste Faison

National Domestic Workers Alliance
Black Organizer Coordinator
Oakland, CA
Elisabeth Jacobs

Elisabeth Jacobs

Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Senior Director for Policy and Academic Programs
Washington, DC
Lara Kaufmann

Lara Kaufmann

National Women's Law Center
Senior Counsel and Director of Education Policy for At-Risk Students
Washington, DC
Jessica Luther

Jessica Luther

Freelance Journalist
Austin, TX
Jessica Montoya Coggins

Jessica Montoya Coggins

Freelance
Writer and Journalist
New York, NY
Elianne Ramos

Elianne Ramos

Speak Hispanic/ Border Kids Relief Project
Principal/ Communications and Founder
Baltimore, MD
Connie Razza

Connie Razza

Center for Popular Democracy
Director of Strategic Research
Brooklyn, NY
Amaya Smith

Amaya Smith

AFL-CIO
National Media Director
Washington, DC
Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres

Media Matters for America
Hispanic Media Project Researcher
Washington, DC
Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson

Free Press
Telecom Policy Counsel
Washington, DC
Nicole Woo

Nicole Woo

Center for Economic and Policy Research
Director of Domestic Policy
Washington, DC

 

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