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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women's eNews is a necessary tool for survival for women in today's world. It enables its readers to keep on top of essential developments in and for women's lives and offers assistance to those who need it. It is intelligent, thoughtful, and a critical addition to keeping informed daily.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a university professor whose fields are history and women's Studies, and the co-author of a college level textbook introducing women's Studies, I find women's enews extremely helpful in keeping up to date across a myriad of breaking stories related to women around the world and in the USA. It gives useful summaries of events, thoughtful analysis of their importance, and calls attention to women's important across the globe. Without it, keeping in touch with these matters would be much more difficult. I applaud the way it is conducted and wish it a long future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women's eNews is so important because it is one of the few organizations out there that caters specifically to helping women and minorities have a voice and learn about current events that matter to us. There is always a broad spectrum of different women writing for Women's eNews and therefore a broad spectrum of events is always covered. Topics that are both local and global are addressed and there's always something interesting from Women's eNews in my inbox, sometimes news I am learning about for the first time.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I read Women' e-news daily. In the whirlwind of
the changing, expanding chaotic world we live in,
Women' e-news manages to slow information down
and deliver in-depth articles from around the world that deeply
effect women's lives. The power of this information is twofold.
As a woman I am more deeply informed and therefore can manage
my life and the local issues that effect me more successfully,
and now the world knows we are watching intelligently, so more
men will need to think twice if poor treatment of women will happen
under the bright light of our watchful eyes.
There is no doubt change is a foot and women's e-news is there
to report all of it courageously. It fills in the gaping holes, because unfortunately the rest of the media could truly and accurately be called "mens news."


Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently had the opportunity of volunteering at Women's eNews. Although I was only there for a short while, I was quite impressed with this group of women that are hard working and dedicated to providing women with news on issues that are not available to them through other media outlets. It was truly a pleasure meeting and working with Rita Henley Jensen and her staff and I wish them only the best as they continue on with their mission.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women's eNews truly reflects the opinion of women across social, economic, health and a myriad of concerns that women face on a daily basis.

By bringing issues that are often covertly dismissed by the establishment as unimportant gives women the incentive to fight for what is right in their opinion.

Since finding Women's eNews I have been able to personally broaden my own horizons and bring tothe attention of like minded women the importance of knowledge as a power base.

Subject matter is often controversial and not necessarily of my own personal belief, however, by opening up debate it demysifies the rumour and fabrication associated with a particular subject.

Friends have thanked me for putting them in touch with this example of how free speech can be used to the benefit of all.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Womensenews is the site I never skip. it has news about women from all walks of life and parts of the globe. I find that I am forwarding many articles to other Activists in other fields because they are accurate and current. It has become part of my community network.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women's eNews provides an essential service to the public by filling the void left by mainstream news outlets that often lack coverage of crucial women's issues. The organization itself is made up of a small but highly dedicated group of passionate people who choose to dedicate their time to advancing the mission of Women's eNews solely because they believe in the power of independent news outlets to help change the world. During my time there as an intern, I was amazed to see how such a small team has been able to grow WeNews into such an incredible and reliable news service over its ten years of operation. I know that WeNews will only continue to flourish, and its power to shed light on essential women's issues will grow with each new reader.

Review from Guidestar

Sheyndl

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi:

I am a feminist activist, author, public speaker, and attorney. I am a NOW co-founder and I was the first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).

I read several sources several times daily to keep up with developments impacting women and e-mail that information to my feminist e-mail list. The Womens eNews is an invaluable help to me in this regard.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Women's eNews plays in integral part in empowering women. I respect the diverse articles that the organization covers and feel that this organization deserves recognition for their actions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women’s eNews establishes news support for all aspects of women’s daily lives. Whether readers are interested in health, media, labor, justice, culture and more, Women’s eNews provides a service for women to remain informed. As a coworker at a nonprofit where entrepreneurs, investors, corporate officials, sector experts and service providers meet to build great women-led business together, I can appreciate how Women’s eNews educates and connects women with each other through the media.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a reader and writer, I rely on womensenews to teach me something I would otherwise not know. I also rely on womensenews as an outlet for articles I want to write. Because the editors care deeply about women and girls, topics that get short shrift in other publications and websites can find a home here. It's invaluable

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women's eNews has been my go-to news agency to find accurate, informative, out-of-the-norm news about women. I love the Cheers and Jeers and the opinions. Best of all, I can easily find the information I am seeking. Keep up the good work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I came across Women’s eNews mid-November. As if by divine intervention, I was face to face with a small non-profit organization dedicated to improving the media image of women through digital journalism.The daily stories covered by Women’s eNews are those that are often neglected in “big media” because they do not cater to an "interesting" demographic. Along with feminist driven issues, everyday stories are taken and given new perspective, illustrating its affect on women. Along with spreading the message through their website Women’s eNews hosts numerous events to help create awareness of both women’s struggles and accomplishments. Book signings, movie screening, history walks and information session are among the countless events hosted. Perhaps the most prominent and important event is the annual 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Gala each May. This gala honors twenty women and one man who have made a positive impact on the lives of women.This year was my first in attendance and I have never before felt so much energy and power in a room full of driven and accomplished individuals. Working with Women's eNews has been invaluable to me.It is rare to come across a group that, while small, is so motivated and dedicate to their cause. This organization has made leaps and bounds in the world of media shedding light on true issues and branching out into other countries and languages. Women's eNews has left no rock unturned when it comes to spreading their message and awareness as they continue to broadcast the word loud and clear.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I could not be more thankful that my path crossed with Women's eNews. After attending an International Women’s Day luncheon held in their office and getting acquainted with the editor-in-chief, Rita Henley Jensen, I was offered an internship position that I could not pass up. I shared with Rita that I had been struggling for years trying to transition into the non-profit sector and a week later, I received an email asking that I come into the office to discuss an internship opportunity. Not only have I always wanted to work for a non-profit organization, but I have always had a passion for women's issues and for being a part of a community that gives women the voices they deserve. Well, Women's eNews does exactly that! Its dedication to international, as well as domestic coverage, of stories is impressive and enlightening. Coming from a Middle-Eastern and Muslim background, I appreciate the work that Women's eNews does internationally and the way in which it covers issues and stories that would otherwise go unheard. It has been an invaluable work experience to witness this organization's unique ability to bring together women from all different backgrounds, industries, and cultures to unite their forces and join together in the cause of celebrating and empowering women worldwide.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Since discovering Women's eNews this past January, my horizons have been expanded. I am so more in tune with the world and the problems facing women today. The articles are so refreshing because they don't tackle the same old stories; they reach out and take hold of your heart and your mind. I now care about issues such as maternal mortality; issues that I knew little about before coming to Women's eNews. Women's eNews also shows great class in the management and success of their events such as the 21 Trailblazers Luncheon and 21 Leaders Gala.