Women's eNews

Rating: 4.76 stars   150 reviews

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Location: 6 Barclay Street 6th Floor New York NY 10007 USA

Mission: Women’s eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and creating significant social impact through its work and collaborations: The competitive advantage of Women’s eNews lies in its unique combination of three functions: 1. Serious Reporting: Women’s eNews conducts high quality journalism on serious issues that are of particular concern to women. 2. Original Coverage of Under reported Issues: Women’s eNews publishes original reporting on issues ignored by other media. Women’s eNews articles are frequently reprinted by other news outlets and feminist blogs and websites, and often catalyze social action and additional reporting by other organizations. 3. Global Scope: Women’s eNews reports on issues affecting women in the United States and around the world, and its Arabic site is aimed specifically at women in the Middle East. Women’s eNews also hires freelancer reporters from across the globe and provides them high quality editing so that they may clearly, concisely and fairly tell the stories from the perspective of those living the issues.
Results: Women’s eNews has undoubtedly had a significant social impact, directly and indirectly affecting the lives of millions of people by providing coverage of important issues largely ignored by conventional media. At a more nuanced level, the organization currently creates impact in the following ways: • Women’s eNews helps set the news agenda for conventional media; • Women’s eNews impacts opinion leaders and policymakers; • Women’s eNews is a resource and catalyst for rights organizations and activists; • Women’s eNews uncovers injustices, draws attention to issues, disseminates information, and empowers readers; • Women’s eNews helps foster, train, and support the career development of new journalists with a focus on social justice and women’s rights; • Women’s eNews raises the profiles and supports the leadership development of its 21 Leaders for the 21st Century.
Target demographics: put women in the headlines and the bylines of news media
Geographic areas served: nearly every country across the globe
Programs: Black Maternal Health, a long running investigative series exploring the health disparities that exists for Black moms in America; Women and Poverty, a long running investigative series bringing life-bias for women economically to light; Arabic Women's eNews, an Arabic language sister site providing news and commentary for Arabic speaking women and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, an annual leadership gala and program to support and celebrate those investing in women and girls.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's eNews is an outlet for critical stories about women's rights that don't get a hearing in mainstream media. As a writer, I turn to Women's eNews to publish articles bearing essential truths about human rights and the lived experiences of women and girls in the U.S. and around the world. With polished writing and clear editing, Women's eNews is able to uncork, again and again, the thick glass bottle that otherwise muffles women's needs and concerns in our society today.

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

Give it a ton of money to expand its ability to financially support investigative journalism.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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

Women's enews provides quality in-depth stories about women and the issues most dear to us. I regularly refer my college classes to the news site to explore stories related to our corse material. I also like my students to see examples of excellent writing from a feminist perspective. Students learn from women's enews how to perform a critical analysis of an issue keeping women and girls at the center of the story as is so rarely done in other media. I had the pleasure of taking two classes to New York and the editor, Rita Jensen, was so generous with the time she spent with the classes discussing the inner workings of a non-profit and how to get involved with social justice for a career. What an inspiring leader!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

Women's eNews is an excellent source of up to date information on a wide range of issues affecting women such as human rights, sustainable development and social development. I check it constantly for research purposes.

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

Nothing that I can think of.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

Women's ENews was the first publication to pay me a decent wage for my writing. At a time when most publications, even reputed national ones, were shameless in asking writers to write for free, or for "prestige," my editors at Women's ENews paid me a competitive rate that encouraged me to report and write about subjects that were important. The editing was superlative. By nurturing writers and collaborating with them, Women's Enews is setting high standards for journalism.

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

I would take away the advertising on their website which is distracting.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's eNews is an incredibly important resource. It is so refreshing to hear WOMEN'S perspectives on various issues since the issues and/or the perspectives of women, especially with regard to how to empower women globally, are so rarely heard in mainstream media. I'm especially excited about the new focus on issues of importance to girls' and the plan to publish girls' writing. Go Rita and team!!!

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

be sure it has more money so it could do even more outreach to reach more people and to hire more people to cover more.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a researcher, author and lawyer, I count on Womens eNews DAILY over all the other news sources in the world. I don't know how they do it! Please never stop! Maureen Fitzgerald, Canada

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

Give it more money too hire more journalists.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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

I am an artists specialized in womens issues. My current project "Flor de Tierra, Homage to the Women of Juarez" was featured in Women's eNews.
I was also honored to be named one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century.
Women's eNews has provided invaluable support and is the most reliable source of information for news and women's issues.

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

Receiving their support.

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

Grow the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am new to Women's eNews on- line. That I found it, I'm not sure how. I am thrilled that it did.
I am a graduate of an unique program in Toronto, Canada. It is called the Assaulted Women and Children's Cousellor/Advocate Program. It trains women to work with women in the shelter system. I did work with women in shelters. I have also worked with many other marginalized populations of women in situations of poverty, homelessness, in conflict with the law, with issues with their children, with their partners, with gender issues and through all the sorts of violence, neglect and disrespect that our society and culture - Canadian and American - put so many of us through.
I have often felt unsupported and fatigued in the work.
In the last few years, I was having a difficult time finding ways to uplift and support myself in the on-going never-ending work needed to be done and to be done in so many arenas.
Your site which names the stuff to "Cheer" helps uplift and support me and my work.
Reading what other women are doing and succeeding doing uplifts and supports me and my work.
Thank you thank you thank you,
Cher
P.S. I, regularly, forward the newsletter to other women in the work.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Women eNews is indespensable for our work here at the American Bar Association Commission on Women.

For each of our business meetings, we put together a compilation of news articles regarding women's issues called "Food for Thought." It's an invaluable resource for our members and sometimes an article will help dictate what our next project is or help support an ongoing initiative, such as most recently, pay discrimination and the Equal Pay Act, for which we lobbied Congress. Many of the articles we include come from Women eNews. While our work primarily focuses on issues professional women face in the work place, it's important for us to have a wide view of women in the world. And that is what Women eNews offers us.

Thank you. Keep up the great work and keep those articles coming!

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

As stated above, it helps me in my job serving my members.

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

Not a thing.

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Rating: 2 stars  

I have to give this organization a poor review. I made a donation to the organization and attended a few events with Women's eNews. I am a writer in the city and a number of individuals that I know wrote pieces for the magazine. The stories I heard about the treatments of writers was horrendous, extremely late payments from the administration, disrespect from the President. I was wary but continued to investigate as it was an organization that I wanted to support. I later found out that the treatment of the writers extended to interns and staff as well, having heard a poor report from a past employee. All in all, I was disappointed at the management of Women's eNews, and found I could no longer support them with my dollars.

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

by reading the stories they publish, speaking to the writers, staff and interns who work there.

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

Make sure that the leadership was taking succession planning and building their talent bench very seriously. They need to diversify and make sure that the organization is not run by only one person.

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