The International Women's Media Foundation is offering volunteers with reporting experience in traditional and social media an opportunity to participate in its groundbreaking International Conference of Women Media Leaders.
Volunteers will join 100 prominent women in the news media around the world – among them Kim Kingsley (Politico), Lola Alvarez (Agencia Efe), Hu Shuli, (Caixin Media), Cristiana Chamorro (La Prensa), Alexandra Wallace (NBC) and Patricia Harrison (CPB.) They will to create a “plan of action” to foster gender equity in the news media.
The conference, co-sponsored by George Washington University's Global Media Institute, will meet on GW’s campus in Washington, D.C., March 22 to 25, 2011.
Volunteers --members of the media and journalism students -- are needed for a variety of assignments throughout the conference. They will cover open sessions where top decision makers discuss the future of women in the media. And they will be able to network and attend VIP events with appearances by Christiane Amanpour, Howard Buffet, Alberto Ibarguen, Marvin Kalb, Diane Sawyer, Melanne Verveer and Judy Woodruff among many others.
Volunteers will file stories for the IWMF website and social media platforms, ensuring that the important issues discussed during the conference reach a global public and assist in other conference needs. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dramatic change in the role of women in the media.
Those interested in volunteering for the IWMF's International Conference, please email Nadine Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 15, 2011.