About 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.
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.
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To apply to become a WMC SheSource expert email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.