BY: Art Campomanes Staff Writer for World Liberty TV
Our Mission ;Women’s e News reports the stories of women and girls to create a more equitable world.
Our Vision: A world that honors, respects and supports the lives of women and girls.
Our Values: To uphold the values of journalism by seeking the truth and reporting it, acting independently and minimizing harm with accountability and transparency.
What We Do: Women’s eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy.
With writers and readers around the globe Women’s eNews’ audience stretches from New York City to New Delhi and all points between, reaching an estimated 1.5 million readers each year.
Women’s eNews editors seek out freelance writers from around the world to write on every topic–politics, religion, economics, health, science, education, sports, legislation–and commission them to write 800-word news articles for distribution each day to our subscribers and for posting on our Web site. We rely on the best practices of journalism and have gained enormous credibility by doing excellent journalism each day.
History: Women’s eNews became independent on January 1, 2002, under the direction of founder and editor in chief, Rita Henley Jensen.
A former senior writer for the National Law Journal and columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Henley Jensen has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and an armload of awards, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni award, the Hunter College Presidential Grant for Innovative Uses of Technology in Teaching, the Alicia Patterson fellowship and the Lloyd P. Burns Public Service prize. Henley Jensen is also a survivor of domestic violence and a former welfare mother who earned degrees from Ohio State University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is the grandmother of four; two granddaughters and two grandsons.
Women’s e News grew out of a 1996 round table discussion conceived and funded by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and hosted by the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. After additional research on the need for a media outlet to distribute news of concern to women and the opportunity to provide women’s voices to commercial media, NOW Legal Defense underwrote in 1999 the creation of Women’s eNews as an Internet-based news service for all women, with a special emphasis on being a resource for commercial media. Two years later, NOW Legal Defense determined Women’s eNews could sustain its success and stand on its own.
Women’s eNews has been widely tapped by other media from coast to coast and around the globe, from such leading media outlets as The New York Times, PBS, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Buffalo News, San Jose Mercury News, the Birmingham News, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Spokane Spokesman-Leader, NPR and MSNBC to newspapers in Kuala Lampur and the Philippines.
Lori Sokol, PhD, Newly appointed Executive Director for Women’s e News effective July 1st 2016, on May 8th 2017 held there annual Women’s e News 21 Leaders for the 21st Century ; following were the keynote speakers: .
/23/”>Congress member Carolyn Maloney , Rosa (Rosie) Rios 43rd treasurer of the United States and Jessica Newirth, founder ,Equality Now, Donor Direct Action, ERA Coalition.
The Following were honored: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Rosa (Rosie) Rios 43rd treasurer of the United States, Ambassador Alice Dear ,Former U.S. Executive Director of the African Development Bank, Wendy Diamond, Social Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Pet Lifestyle expert. Xian Horn, Disability Advocate ,Founder of Give Beauty Wings and Change blazer, Inc, Mariam Jalabi, Director Representative Office of the Syrian National Coalition. Michael Kimmel ,SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, Lenora M.Lapidus, Director ,ACLU Women’s rights project. Jessica Neuwirth , founder of Equality Now, Donor Direct Action and ERA Coalition.Alyson Palmer, Artist/Activist, Beth Shipp, Executive Director of LPAC, Emer Timmons, CMO Brightstar Corp, Stacey Tisdale, Financial Journalist ,Author and President and CEO of Mind Money Media Inc. Celeste Warren VP ,Human Resources and Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, Merck. Carole Zimmer, Award- Winning journalist and host of “Now What?”. And Carol Evans of Executive Women for Her ,Co-Chairs.
Close to 200 people were in attendance ,some of the most powerful women from around the world were in attendance, and we want to wish Ms Sokol best of look in her new position as the Executive Director for Women e News , after knowing Ms Sokol for 20 years ,I have to say she has what it takes to head an organization on this magnitude and keep it going.
See more about Women eNews in World Liberty TV , by Clicking here.