Inspiring women take the lead at start of WAN-Ifra's WNMC20

Growing women's voices in media is top of the agenda of the fourth Women in News Summit, taking place on the opening day of WAN-Ifra's World News Media Congress.

The topic on June 17 in Zaragoza, Spain, is Growing Women's Voices: In the news, in the newsroom, and in society.

Among those advising organisers are:

-Joanne Lipman, American journalist, former editor in chief of USA Today and the author of That's what she said: What men need to know (and women need to tell them) about working together;

-Vivian Schiller, global executive focussed on journalism, media, tech and innovation. Leads the Aspen Institute's programmes in this area and advises Craig Newmark on his philanthropic giving;

-Toyosi Ogunseye, Nigerian head of BBC West Africa's language services. Former editor of Sunday Punch and the first laureate of the WIN newsroom leadership award;

-Helje Solberg, Norway's leading woman journalist now news director of public broadcaster NRK. A former chief executive/editor of VGTV and chair of, the country's collaborative fact-checking initiative;

-Catarina Carvalho, executive editor of Portugal's Diário de Notícias and a member of the World Editors Forum board; and

-Julia Bönisch, former digital editor in chief at Süddeutsche Zeitung, who will take up a new role in March as head of digital transformation at German consumer foundation, Stiftung Warentest.

First confirmed speakers include:

-Emily Ramshaw, founder of The 19th, an startup for women interested in American politics;

-Emma Tucker, newly-appointed editor of the UK Sunday Times, the first woman in the seat in more than a century; and

-Nina Goswami, creative and diversity lead at the BBC where she steers the award-winning 50-50 initiative.

More details on the 72nd World News Media Congress from the Congress website.

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