The Real Story: Women in Journalism Finding Fair Solutions

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Take The Lead Presents: Virtual Happy Hour series, seeks to change the narrative from problems to solutions through thought leadership. It’s a live Zoom webcast, easy to access and you can ask the guests your most burning questions. Our goal is to provide you with takeaways you can use right away in your life and work.

The Real Story: Women in Journalism Find Fair Solutions

Join us Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 PM ET to learn the success secrets from two accomplished media leaders.

For our first Virtual Happy Hour of the new Year, we are thrilled to bring you Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer of Refinery29, and Mira Lowe, President-Elect of Journalism & Women Symposium and Director of the Innovation News Center at the University of Florida. These are women you definitely want to know! They’ll join co-hosts Gloria Feldt, President & Co-Founder of Take The Lead, and Reshma Gopaldas, Vice President, Video Programming at SheKnows Media.

You will learn and have a chance to discuss:

--Trends and career opportunities in journalism and the media business

--How these women thrive and lead in times of rapid change and chaos

--How women can lead the change to reach pay and leadership parity in any sector, with special emphasis on journalism and the media business overall

--The impact of media on our self image and confidence as women

--The importance of the stories we tell and who gets to tell them--and why gender parity is a key to finding fair solutions

You can ask:


--You will be able to ask questions of our guests if you participate live.

--But sign up even if you can’t attend live, because we’ll send the link to everyone who registered.

--You can even tweet questions in advance to @takeleadwomen to make sure your question gets answered.

--When you register for the Virtual Happy Hour, you will receive an exclusive exercise to help you employ every medium--that’s Power Tool #8.


Amy Emmerich. Chief Content Officer of Refinery29

Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle media company for women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing content and programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, including linear television, digital video, and emerging social media. She is committed to creating a dialogue with a powerful generation of women around topics that matter. Prior to Refinery29, Emmerich served as vice president of production at Vice Media, where she contributed to launching two successful YouTube channels while organizing international creative efforts and overseeing production teams across multiple verticals. Before Vice, she was the vice president of production and development for Travel Channel, where she oversaw all network programming.

Mira Lowe, Director of Innovation News Center, President-Elect of Journalism & Women Symposium

Mira Lowe is director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications. The INC is a multimedia newsroom of student journalists and professionals that serves North Central Florida via multiple distribution channels, including PBS, NPR, ESPN and Prior to joining UF, Mira was a senior editor at CNN Digital in Atlanta, managing the planning, execution and programming of daily features content and special projects across a global portfolio. In her other past lives, she was editor-in-chief of JET magazine, the first woman to helm the African-American newsweekly, and assistant managing editor of Ebony magazine at Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago. She also was an associate editor and recruiter at Newsday in New York. Follow her on Twitter @miralowe.


Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt is the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead, with the mission to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025. Starting as a teen mom, her hard work and leadership abilities led her to a 30-year career at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, including a 9-year stint as its national president and CEO. People Magazine has called her “the voice of experience,” Glamour named her Woman of the Year, Forbes to their 40 over 40 list, and Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers.” When she discovered that women had been stuck at 18 percent of top leadership positions for two decades, she knew she had to find a way to change that. The result: she wrote the bestselling book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power to give women practical Power Tools that break down their unconscious barriers to greater personal and professional success.That book led to the organization Take The Lead and comprehensive leadership programs such as the 50 Women Can Change the World.

Cohost: Reshma Gopaldas has been creating video content with a focus on women’s rights and health for over 15 yars. As the Associate Director of Creative Services and Talent Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she produced, directed, and wrote the majority of their video content, and managed their celebrity supporters. Prior to that, she worked in film and television production in New York, with notable directors and actors. Her work has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, ABC, HuffPo, Jezebel, Fox, etc. Today, she heads video for SheKnows Media, which includes BlogHer, Stylecaster,, HelloFlo and

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