June 13, 2019

Women’s Leadership

Women’s Leadership Accelerator

Women in digital journalism

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. Each year we welcome a cohort of women representing a range of backgrounds, expertise and newsrooms around the globe.

About the Program

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator kicks off with an intensive week of mentoring, discussion and learning from some of the top minds in digital media.  Participants work closely with mentors on challenges unique to their careers and also receive support and coaching from IDMA throughout the year. The program culminates in a workshop at IDMA’s annual conference.

  • Oct. 31, 2018: Applications open
  • Nov. 30, 2018: Applications close
  • January: Cohort announced
  • Feb 10-15, 2019: Accelerator at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles
  • Sept. 14, 2019: Final workshop at IDMA annual conference in New Orleans

Opportunities for the community

Outside the cohort, IDMA shares the lessons from the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through other programming and events, including collaboration with IDMA Local, IDMA’s annual conference and training in partnership with other organizations.

In addition, you can connect with alumnae of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator through free one-on-one coaching on digitalwomenleaders.com. Over 60 women, including IDMA Director of Programs Jennifer Mizgata, offer free coaching sessions to support other women in digital journalism with leadership and management tips, career advice and feedback on their work.

Subscribe to the IDMA Weekly newsletter to receive announcements about other opportunities.