August 27 Webinar: Women in Media Changing the Game

How can funding women’s media “change the game” when it comes to social change? When more feminist voices are heard, how will that impact the world?

In the next Philanthropy Women webinar, “Women in Media Changing the Game,” our Editor-in-Chief and superstars of women’s media will drill down on how funding women’s media is impacting social change. You don’t want to miss this one! Our star-studded guest roster includes Lori Sokol of Women’s ENews, Ruth Ann Harnisch of the Harnisch Foundation, and Johanna Derlega of The 19th, the new media epicenter for women in politics.

This webinar answers the question of what happens when more women are at the center of media: We’ll drill down on the ways that feminist funding can help elevate voices, amplify campaigns, and throw the label of “fake news” out the window.

Space is limited to 100 attendees, so be sure to register ASAP at this link!

Lori Sokol, Ph.D. (Image Credit: Eva Mueller)

About Lori Sokol: Lori Sokol, Ph.D., is the editor of Women’s eNews, “an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy.” The author of She is Me: How Women Will Save the World, Lori is passionately committed to covering social issues like gender equality, climate change, and social inclusion and equity. Her writing spans an impressive portfolio with critical articles in the Baltimore Sun, The NY Times,, and The Huffington Post.

As a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology, Dr. Sokol’s research specifically focused on the media’s influence in crafting gender roles, further seeking to expose how stereotypes are created and maintained. Today, her work as an entrepreneur, scholar, and psychologist spans more than 35 years’ worth of reporting, writing, researching, and publishing.

Image Credit: The Harnisch Foundation

About Ruth Ann Harnisch: Ruth Ann Harnisch is a donor activist, media funder, and Co-Founder of The Harnisch Foundation. Across her ceiling-shattering career as a Nashville media personality, Ruth Ann made observations and learned lessons that continue to inform nearly five decades of patronage today.

In 1998, Ruth Ann and her husband Bill Harnisch created The Harnisch Foundation, an organizations that supports the work of effective leaders and creative communities working to advance equality and inclusivity, with a focus on women and girls. Today, the Harnisch Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to women and girls through the focuses of Leadership, Storytelling, and Convenings. The Harnisch Foundation’s programs and campaigns are designed to elevate and inspire women, girls, and the next generation of media pioneers, dreamers, and shattered ceilings.

Image Credit: Laura Skelding / The 19th

About Johanna Derlega: Johanna Derlega is chief revenue officer of The 19th, the new media epicenter for women in politics. She previously oversaw revenue efforts, events, and marketing as publisher of The Hill and senior vice president at National Journal. Most recently, she launched the consultancy Broad Branch Strategies.

Named for the Constitutional Amendment that made voting a right regardless of gender, The 19th seeks to complete the “unfinished business” of the 19th Amendment: In other words, empowering women, people of color, and those historically underserved by the American media with the information, resources, and community they need to be equal participants in American democracy. As an established nonprofit, The 19th pursues its mission through a commitment to nonpartisan reporting based in “facts, data, evidence, and excellence.”

To register for our August 27th webinar, click here. A liveblog will be available after the event, as well as a recording of the discussion for registered attendees.

Interested in being a guest on a future PW webinar? Contact Editor-in-Chief Kiersten Marek!


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Author: Maggie May

Maggie May is a small business owner, author, and story-centric content strategist. A Maryland transplant by way of Florida, DC, Ireland, Philadelphia, and -- most recently -- Salt Lake City, she has a passion for finding stories and telling them the way they're meant to be told.

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