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Women's Media Center

Rating: 4.75 stars   8 reviews 1,104

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture

Address:

151 West 25th Street Suite 12F New York NY 10001 USA

Mission:

To make women visible and powerful in the media.

Programs:

Progressive Women's Voices - media and leadership training for progressive women Issue Advocacy - progressive campaigns including our current Not Under the Bus campaign to protect reproductive rights Sexism Watch - program to report incidents of sexism in the media Women In Entertainment - meetings to change the conversation about women's visibility in Hollywood and entertainment SheSource - searchable database of over 500 women sources for media Exclusive Commentaries and Reports - publication series on our website of women's perspectives on major news stories News Briefs - aggregation of latest articles by and about women Girls Programming - multimedia series exploring girls' ideas about popular culture and social media

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Reviews for Women's Media Center

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Women's faces are now seen regularly reading television news, but when it comes to being interviewed as experts or as guests on the powerful political talk shows, fewer than 20% are women. WMC is changing that by training a new generation of progressive women to be effective media pundits. WMC also monitors media of all kinds and "pitches a fit" (mobilizes activists to complain) when sexism rears its ugly head, as it still does often. WMC is doing a focused, targeted job that no other organization is doing with such visibility and success.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I took Progressive Women's Voices training to see what I could learn even though I have extensive media experience and so when I am asking donors to support WMC, I can speak authoritatively about the quality of the work.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Its work is so needed!! Other nonprofits that do good work for women completely overlook the importance of the media narrative in the culture. So they can't make real change because they don't change the media story or get the visibility to be effective.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, committed, competent

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the conversation about women and gender issues in the media.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The WMC's Progressive Women's Voices is unlike any other workshop I have been to - and I have been selected to attend a number of prestigious ones. But my experience at the WMC has stretched my abilities as a filmmaker and a journalist to have a real voice in the media: my voice! I thought I could only speak on the subject of my film, but through their exercises I rediscovered my abilities to have a voice on different subjects and with confidence. Without this experience, I would have gone about making films. Now I have a great agenda to make a difference and attract the public and media attention on a variety of issues. Thank you WMC for being such a strong back and anchor for all women! I couldn't recommend any other organization better!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

public speaking - writing - connecting with the media - improve visibility online and in public, etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make their workshops longer...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

stretching my abilities to speak on various subjects through various media platforms.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, warm and generous.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make training workshops longer and more frequent.

Ways to make it better...

workshop is longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

nothing

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a unique institution truly supports and cares about women to have a louder voice in the media.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Womens Media Center provides a network of dedicated and impressive women, practical media training resources, and a database of women experts --all of which work together to strengthen women's voices in the media. The organization's strength is in its combination of practical tools and a powerful, supportive community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the PWV program, I honed my media skills even though by then I had been interviewed in print and broadcast media hundreds of times. The program helped me to broaden the topics on which I have been interviewed as an expert.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 3 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is a must-be-involved charity for any woman in the media, particularly those covering international development and social change. However, it is a bit hard to hear back from anyone there mainly because they are short-staffed. I applied for the PWV's program and was not accepted (mainly because there were too few spots given the number of women interested and in need of this program). If they were to get the funding they deserve, I have no doubt they would be able to better coordinate their services to a wider audience and give promising applicants the type of feedback they need to make it into the next cycle of the PWV program. However, despite their small numbers, I have to say that the staff are responsive to constructive criticism and very helpful when you speak with them directly. I'm looking forward to working with this organization more in the future and hope they get more funding so that they can grow their operations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them with additional funding so that they could adequately address the needs of women seeking media coverage.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the twitter chats on Wednesdays are highly informative and thought-provoking.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

driven, committed, passionate, and intelligent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be AMAZiNG! It would seriously invigorate the media landscape with a plethora of female voices on large variety of subjects, not just "women's issues".

Ways to make it better...

they weren't short-staffed! They need more money to hire more people!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the fact that VCs are less likely to provide women-led organizations with funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I've seen far too many nonprofits exploit women's penchant for doing good by getting them to volunteer or work for a low salary, but in my opinion, the best way to get more people to do good is to pay them well and give them at least 3 weeks off a year.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

PWV taught me to stop being scared of my own leadership, because at the end of the day, it's not about me. It's about the issue. But PWV also helped me realize that whether I like it or not, I was the defacto leader of what had gone from a little blog to an international movement. To try and avoid leading it would be to miss an incredible opportunity to make the world safer for women and girls around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Progressive Women's Voices has helped me to be more effective in over 20 press opportunities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Women's Media Center creates a compassionately challenging, supportive, and activist community dead set on changing public discourse to include more diverse voices--a hallmark of a functioning democracy. I felt equipped to take on any difficult issue and any ideologically rigid and/or unempathic opponent after receiving media training from them, and they continue to feel like champions in my corner. As a freelancer, that means the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

media experiences across the boards.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

fund it better.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the women involved. They are all brilliant and operate with a psychology of abundance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the entire landscape of media.

Ways to make it better...

the Women's Media Center had even more money to do even more follow-up trainings and support.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and infrastructure.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I thank you WMC!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I appreciate what the Womens Media Center does in enabling more women to be heard in the field of journalism, TV & Radio. Their efforts educate interested people like me who are aware of the unbalanced media streaming mostly white male journalists' ideas. Their work offers a more diversified 'take' on all issues. I feel much better educated in areas they report on when I receive info from the WMC!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

appreciation for the world of great journalism expressed through a woman's eyes. It's a more diversified field of knowledge for me.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The Women’s Media Center is a valued NCRW member center and a critical resource for women’s increased presence and visibility in today’s competitive media landscape. They offer opportunities for women experts and talking heads to make their voices heard and their opinions count in breaking news and on key issues. I’m so proud to count myself among the alumnae of their PWV program – an unparalleled experience of strategic messaging, networking and skills-building for media outreach both on-camera and off-. Linda Basch, PhD, President National Council for Research on Women

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to rely on the breadth and depth of media know-how and support. I feel I can reach out to WMC at any time whenever I want to amplify the work of one of our top researchers or advocates or if I need advice about media relations or outreach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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