Poynter Women's Leadership Symposium Los Angeles

Women's Leadership Symposium: Los Angeles

March 28, 2018
Teaching Date
March 30, 2018
The Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios, Los Angeles

Our nation is undergoing profound changes, sparked by controversies and crisis, especially on issues of gender in the workplace. Countless stories have emerged on everything from the abuse of power and the mistreatment of women to the lack of females in leadership positions in American newsrooms.

The media industry is implicated and culpable. You’ve lived it and reported on it. Now it’s time to lead the way forward.

Join Poynter for the Women’s Leadership Symposium at the Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios in Los Angeles. Due to demand, we expanded upon our seminal Women’s Leadership Academy and designed one-day gatherings to distill the major themes of our week-long workshop. Our symposium in L.A. will have a special focus on Silicon Valley, tech companies and freelance – and feature powerful, inspiring women in the industry.

Why Register?

  • Develop Savvy Skills in the Face of Double Standards – Sessions devoted to the compensation conversation, finding work-life chemistry, and succeeding in male-dominated environments will teach you skills you can apply immediately.
  • Navigate #MeToo – As a journalist, you’ll learn how to overcome coverage obstacles to investigating sexual harassers. As a woman in the workplace, you’ll get the support you need to succeed.
  • Connect With Other Women – Truly remarkable women are coming together to teach and learn from each other. We’re dedicating time in our schedule to connect.

Register by Wednesday, March 28 for the Women’s Leadership Symposium in Los Angeles. You'll leave feeling refreshed and empowered, with an action plan and a cohort of colleagues to encourage you to achieve even greater success.

This training is provided in partnership with Participant Media.


Our goal is to equip women to be more effective leaders in journalism by developing a deeper understanding of the environment in which they work and giving them tools to shape their environment for the better. 



9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Welcome Remarks
Kelly McBride

9:45 AM – 10:20 AM
That’s What She Said: What Leaders in Journalism Should Know About #metoo
Joanne Lipman  

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM
Exploring Double Standards: What Do We Know About Them?
Joanne Lipman, Sitara Nieves and Yumi Wilson, moderated by Indira Lakshmanan

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Negotiating: Do Women Need Different Strategies?
Carrie Menkel Meadow



12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Building Your Brand and Your Freelance Career
Stacy Strazis and Yumi Wilson, moderated by Kelly McBride

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM 
OK Ladies, Get Your Careers in Formation
Imaeyen Ibanga

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Overcoming Coverage Obstacles to Investigating Sexual Harassers
Kim Masters

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Breaking Rules and Building Healthy Teams
Sitara Nieves and Anne Vasquez, moderated by Indira Lakshmanan

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Evaluations and Closing Thoughts
Kelly McBride

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM


This training is provided in partnership with Participant Media.

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