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Women’s Media Center SheSource database of women experts

WMC SheSource Experts for Journalists and Media

Women’s Media Center’s SheSource database of women experts is the go-to resource for journalists, bookers, and producers seeking women experts to appear on TV and to quote in print and online media.  When you need an expert perspective or a source on the leading issues of the day, come to WMC SheSource and we will connect you to leading experts from every field.  Click for SheSource experts

Why do we need WMC SheSource?

‘The sad fact is, gender inequality is so deeply ingrained in our culture, most people don’t realize there’s a problem….No major (issue) can be approached effectively without including the needs, views, and talents of the other half of the population …. We are all responsible for changing the conversation.  Not tomorrow, but right now.’
– Jane Fonda, Women’s Media Center co-founder

Media plays a critical role – perhaps the most critical role – in shaping perceptions and disseminating information.  Given media’s central position, it is imperative that it accurately reflect all perspectives and positions, and seek participation by all.  But in 2011, only 21.7% of guests on the Sunday morning talk shows were women, 26% of NPR’s news sources were women, and women represented only 23% of newsmakers on the 84 news websites being monitored by Global Media Monitoring Project. With women representing over 50% of the US population, and as media is moving more and more toward disseminating polarizing, subjective, and extreme programming cloaked as “news”, the need to increase the presence of women’s voices and change the conversation becomes even clearer.

Editors, reporters, producers, and bookers looking to be part of the solution to this problem can utilize WMC SheSource –  our braintrust of women experts to help create a level playing field for women and girls in the media.

WMC She Source is a project of the Women’s Media Center – an organization founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem to positively and significantly impact the visibility of women in the media, increase the inclusion of women’s voices on key issues in the national dialogue, fight media sexism and bias in coverage, and increase professional opportunities for women to appear in and write for major media outlets. 

Find an expert source here.

To apply to become a WMC SheSource expert

Not enough media experience to feel comfortable being interviewed?  Apply for the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices – the premier media leadership training program in the country for women.

Statistics from The Women’s Media Center Report on the Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2012 by Robin H Pugh Yi, PhD., and Craig T. Dearfield, M.A.

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We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.

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