Julie Burton is President of the Women’s Media Center and leads its efforts to make women visible and powerful in media through promotion of women as decision-makers and as subjects in media; training women to be media-ready and media-savvy; researching and exposing sexism and racism in media; and creating original online and on air journalism. She is Executive Producer of Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, a nationally syndicated American radio show and podcast with an international audience in 110 countries.
For more than a decade, she was on the frontlines of the women's movement as the youngest CEO of a national pro-choice political action committee, Voters For Choice. She was the Founding Executive Director of Choice USA, and has worked to advance opportunities for women at leading advocacy organizations, including People For the American Way, Project Kid Smart, and the National Women’s Law Center. She has organized high profile concerts for choice with major artists like Pearl Jam, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls and others. She produced a CD with Sony Music -- Mary Had A Little Amp – featuring songs by Madonna, Maroon 5, Dixie Chicks, R.E.M., Graham Nash and others to raise visibility for preschool education. Early in her career, she was a recipient of the Women’s Information Network’s “Young Woman of Achievement Award” and was named “A Rising Star” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine.
A former appointee to the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, she serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program, on the Advisory Board of Women@Paley at the Paley Center for Media, on the Feministing Advisory Council, on the National Advisory Committee of the Institute for Women's Policy Research Status of Women in the States, and is a Trustee to the Stewart Mott Foundation.
Follow her on Twitter @JulieBurtonWMC
Gloria Steinem to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
EDGE [August 14, 2013]
Sexism in American Media a 'Widespread Problem,' Says Expert
The Christian Post [April 17, 2013]
Studies: Women candidates pay political price for any mention of their looks
Poynter [April 8, 2013]
More Women Needed Behind and in Front of the Camera
Moyers & Company [February 28, 2013]
Academy Award Show Raises Ratings and Hackles
New York Times [February 25, 2013]
When Rape Jokes Aren't Funny
CNN [July 16, 2012]
Mujeres Ante Una Crisis de Representacion
Alma Magazine [May 29, 2013]