Women in Journalism is the annual conference organized by AOL Lagos, in partnership with various organizations with strong interest in women’s issues with the aim of spotlighting African women in the media and inspiring the next generation of women and girls in issues relating to education, journalism, leadership and media enterprise. The first Conference (WiJ2014) held at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island Lagos, with the participation onsite and online of more than 300 female journalists in print and electronic media. Equally successful was the second edition, WIJ2015, which took place on July 2, 2015 and the third edition which took place in July 2016.
WiJAfrica’s goal is to be the leading platform for intellectual discourse in the complex and uncertain world of African journalism. We aim to shape the ideas that make media leaders and journalists fully informed and abreast of the rapidly changing dynamics of the media in the 21st Century.
Through our yearly WiJAfrica Conferences, we provide the platform not just for journalists, but also for the hundreds of professionals in media, communications and academia to encourage the industry towards innovation and new thinking.
Notable speeches at the Conferences were delivered by the CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation, Monique Villa, Courage in Journalism Award winner Christiana Anyanwu (MFR), Hon Abike Dabiri, Kadaria Ahmed, Chairman of Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu, veteran journalists, Bimbo Oloyede, Ruth Benamaisia Opia, Siene Allwell-Brown, Kehinde Young-Harry Bimbo Oloyede and many others. The Conference was hosted for two years by TW Magazine Publisher and TV Host Adesuwa Onyenokwe and international anchor lady, Adaure Achumba
Women in Journalism 2017
The fourth edition of Women in Journalism, themed “PIONEERS, INNOVATORS AND THE BRAVE NEW WORLD” holds on July 6, 2017 at the MUSON Centre in Lagos Nigeria.
Apart from promoting the work of those leading innovation in the media, we also aim to support and highlight next generation thinking and storytelling in a digitized world and encourage new endeavors that inform and entertain in transformative ways.