Kate McCarthy, director of programs for the Women’s Media Center and a 2017 Global Summit Speaker, wants to see you on the news. Check out how you can help correct the gender imbalance in the press and raise your own visibility.
Women are underrepresented in media. In the 2016 election, 78 percent of the analysts on the morning and evening political talk shows were men. You can help close the gender gap in media by joining the Women’s Media Center’s SheSource, an online database of female professionals. By making it easier for journalists to find female professionals to include in their coverage as authorities and policy shapers, WMC SheSource is helping amplify women’s voices and change the face of media. ChIPs members, many lawyers with additional advanced degrees and subject-matter expertise, have a depth of knowledge that would provide journalists with female voices to turn to for an article. Indeed, lawyers often know more on a specific topic than anyone else involved! WMC SheSource experts are demographically diverse and represent hundreds of subject areas, including national security, health care, civil rights, spirituality, science, law and technology. Journalists from TV, radio, internet and print use WMC SheSource every day to find experts to interview.