Women’s Media Group, founded in 1973, is a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in many fields of media. Our 250-plus members, drawn from book, magazine, and newspaper publishing; film, television, online and other digital media, meet, collaborate, inform and support one another as well as mentor young women interested in publishing careers. We seek to advance the position of all women through the power of communication and media.
WMG provides a forum for networking, career development and advocacy. Activities include monthly meetings, seminars, cultural events. The group also runs a college fellowship for minority women.
The Women's Media Group is proud of the accomplishments and diversity of its members and seeks to advance the position of all women through the power of communication and media.
From its inception, WMG has worked to grow and support women. Recognizing the need for a women-only networking group was an important step in the ’70s. WMG members also were inspired by women speakers, which over the years have included Gloria Steinem, Molly Ivins, Beverly Sills, Susan Isaacs, Wendy Wasserstein, and Ruth Reichl. WMG actively worked on issues of concern to women such as support of the Equal Rights Amendment, funded intern programs for deserving young college women, offered classes to members, and organized salary surveys to help members gain crucial information about their financial situation. More recently, WMG’s events and speakers have helped members understand, discuss, and seek to address the deep changes unfolding in our industry. Here’s a look at our programs and benefits: