Women are critically underrepresented in digital news media ownership, with limited access to financing and training as two key obstacles. The IWMF’s Women Entrepreneurs grant programs tackle this disparity head on by providing women journalists seed funding and coaching, giving them essential tools to establish themselves as media entrepreneurs. Through our entrepreneurship programs, we aim to diversify the digital news media landscape and shrink the gender gap in ownership.
“A mere four percent of venture funding goes to women — and a tiny percentage of that tiny percentage goes to women of color. These statistics prove the real obstacles facing women journalists who want to change the future of digital news via entrepreneurship.”– Lisa Stone, Co-Founder of BlogHer, former IWMF Board member
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