The IWMF breaks barriers for women and nonbinary journalists.

About the IWMF

The IWMF is the only global organization built to serve the holistic needs of women and nonbinary journalists. We are a bold and inclusive organization that supports journalists where they are with awards, reporting opportunities, fellowships, grants, safety training and emergency aid. As one of the largest supporters of women-produced journalism, our transformative work strengthens equal opportunity and press freedom worldwide.

We also recognize fierce women journalists and photographers whose courage sets them apart. And we research the factors that allow journalism to remain dominated by men — while advocating for inclusive practices that help propel members of historically marginalized communities into leadership.

The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. We are inclusive of all women, nonbinary and gender non-conforming journalists.

Our Mission

We unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where consumers demand a diversity of voices, stories, and perspectives in news media and regard this as a cornerstone of democracy and free expression. We’re making progress — and hope you’ll join our growing community.


View our financial statements to date here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

View our DEI statement here.