Apply for WMC Progressive Women’s Voices 2021

January 14, 2021
The Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and leadership training program for women in the country. Representing a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual orientation, ability, and generation, participants receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokeswomen in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues dominating the headlines. Graduates join a network of alumnae who support each other.
Application Process:

The Women’s Media Center seeks women who have something to say and are eager to dive into the media conversations on the important issues of the day. Are you the next María Teresa Kumar or Zerlina Maxwell? Do you want to become a political contributor who is called upon to serve as a strong progressive voice in the media? Are you the media spokesperson for your organization and want to increase your impact? Apply for the WMC’s Progressive Women’s Voices program today!


Due to the ongoing health risks associated to COVID-19, WMC Progressive Women’s Voices will be online in 2021.


2021 Training Dates:

May 21 (10:00 a.m. EST) – 23 (5:00 p.m. EST) online or

June 4 (10:00 a.m. EST) – 6 (5:00 p.m. EST) online.


Criteria for selection include:

•  Identification as a progressive feminist who is a recognized communicator in your field

•  Demonstrated media savvy, political knowledge, ability to converse on multiple issues

•  Willingness and desire to promote yourself, engage in new media experiences, and reach media goals

WMC Progressive Women’s Voices starts with a highly competitive application process. Women who graduate from the program leave with a sophisticated understanding of the current media climate, what messages work best for different audiences, the most effective interview presentation and techniques.

Women representing diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, professions, ethnicities, ages, geographical regions, and levels of experience are encouraged to apply (including those who have previously applied).

WMC’s PWV program is extremely competitive. Because of the high volume of quality applications, the Women’s Media Center cannot accept as many deserving women as we would like. Candidates who have previously applied will be rigorously and impartially considered.

The training is supported by the Women’s Media Center and is provided at no cost to those who are accepted. There will be a small number of stipends available to successful candidates who need childcare support in order to attend the training.
To Apply:  Complete this application form before our March 14 deadline.


Women’s Media Center allies and partners – please distribute this notice to women leaders and potential media stars in your networks.


Watch the PWV video showcasing many of the leaders who are graduates of our Progressive Women’s Voices Training.


Please direct any questions to Kate McCarthy at kate@womensmediacenter.com