The IWMF Applauds Diversity of President-Elect Communications Roles

The International Women’s Media Foundation applauds the appointment of Elizabeth E. Alexander, Kate Bedingfield, Ashley Etienne, Karine Jean-Pierre, Jen Psaki, Symone Sanders and Pili Tobar to senior leadership roles in the communications offices of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

These appointments mark the first time in history that senior roles in the White House’s communications office have been fully occupied by women. Recognizing the critical role that women and women of color play in communications, journalism and news media is a vital acknowledgement that the press cannot truly be balanced, diverse or free without the equal voice of women.

Building a team that reflects the society on which it reports is a cornerstone of the IWMF’s mission. In order to impart a diverse agenda, you must embody one.

The IWMF congratulates these incredible women and looks forward to their work and the responsibility each will hold in bringing the truth to the U.S. public. We also commend the Biden-Harris transition team on this barrier-breaking announcement and look forward to these women’s voices reflected in the news.