Apply for WMC Progressive Women’s Voices 2023

January 10, 2023

Update: Change of date

Back in-person for the first time since 2019

The Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and leadership training program in the country for women. 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 spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.

With the WMC’s training and support, over 500 Progressive Women’s Voices experts have been featured in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Elle, ESSENCE Magazine, New York Magazine, USA Today, Forbes, Variety, Mother Jones, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Salon, New RepublicLos Angeles Times; by the Associated Press and Reuters; on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, Fox News, ABC News, CNBC, Bill Moyers, numerous NPR shows; and within hundreds of other top-tier media outlets.

Application Process:

The Women’s Media Center seeks people 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 Joy Reid? 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!

Training Dates:

April 7 – 9 in Washington, DC      OR

May 12 – 14 in Washington, DC

September 8 – 10 in Washington, DC. 

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. People who graduate from the program leave with a sophisticated understanding of the current media climate, which messages work best for different audiences, and 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.

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 people 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. Selected participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging, although there will be a small number of travel stipends available to successful candidates who would otherwise not be able to attend the training.

To Apply:  Complete this application form before our April 2nd deadline.