International Women’s Day: celebrating women across the media

International Women's Day

Many divisions of the media are still male-dominated and even those with a larger number of female employees still suffer from a lack of women in high-level management roles.

There are a few different groups and organisations across the UK that support women in media roles and provide mentoring schemes, networking opportunities and advice to help ladies thrive.

Here are a few of them:

 

Women in Media

Events in London and Manchester to celebrate all women working across the media.

Networking, speakers, panels

@WomenInMediaCon

 

Women in Journalism

A group for journalists who work across written media.

Networking, campaigning, training, research, social events

http://womeninjournalism.co.uk/

@WIJ_UK

 

Women in PR

Supporting senior and mid-level women working in PR by nurturing talent and encouraging the next generation of leaders.

Mentoring, networking, online membership area

https://womeninpr.org.uk/

@wipruk

 

The Second Source

Tackling harassment in the media and raising awareness.

Mentoring, support, advice

http://www.thesecondsource.co.uk/

@the2ndsource

 

 

Women in TV and Film

For women working in creative media in the UK. Part of a 13,000 wide international network.

Mentoring, events, awards, networking, research

https://wftv.org.uk/

@wftv_uk

 

Women’s Media Center

A global organisation to raise the voices of women in the media.

‘Shesource’ resource bank of experts, raising awareness of harassment, reports

http://www.womensmediacenter.com/

@womensmediacntr

 

The Women’s Room UK

For women who are experts in their field. Share your expertise across the network.

Networking, finding experts, helping represent women across the media

http://thewomensroom.org.uk/

@TheWomensRoomUK

 

Women in Business

An online network of women across all fields in business.

Business advice, support, sharing for your own events

https://www.wibn.co.uk/

@WibnIntl

 

Omniwomen UK

Annual leadership event in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

Networking, speakers, panels

http://www.omnicomgroup.com/culture/diversity/omniwomen/

 

Women in Business – Twitter chat

Run by @WhatsNewRae using the hashtag #womaninbizhour

 

Are you part of any of these groups? Have any others to add?

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