The Story Behind Her: Kim Bui and Emma Carew Grovum Are Dedicating Space for and by Newsroom Leaders of Color

Women journalists have always been at the forefront of change—so as the U.S. faces compounding crises, it’s no surprise that women journalists are stepping up to bring truth to the public.

This month, meet Kim Bui and Emma Carew Grovum— who just launched the “Sincerely, Leaders of Color” newsletter, described as “a column for people who want a different experience for journalists of color in their newsroom.”

The Story Behind Her: Journalist Nicole A. Childers Is “Laser-Focused” on Responsible Story-Telling

Change starts with recognizing the people behind the byline. All year, join us on the last Thursday of the month to learn The Story Behind Her.

This week, meet Nicole A. Childers—an executive producer on Marketplace. Childers is also member of IWMF’s new Next Gen Safety Trainers program—which aims to train a cohort of women and non-binary people to counter the disparity that exists in the security advising and training space, currently dominated by cisgender, white men.

The Story Behind Her: Photojournalist Cheriss May Is Changing the Status Quo Through Photography

Meet photographer and educator Cheriss May, whose powerful work has appeared in major publications like The New York Times, People Magazine, NBC News, Reuters, BET, the Today Show, National Press Photographers Association and many others. Her subjects include notable feminists, including First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou and Gabby Giffords.

The Story Behind Her: New York Times Editor Charo Henríquez Is Pushing for Change in Newsrooms

This Women’s History Month, the International Women’s Media Foundation is spotlighting women journalists who are shaking up the industry, bringing their full identities to the table to make the news media stronger, more diverse and equitable.

This week, meet Charo Henríquez (@charohenriquez), editor of newsroom development and support at the New York Times.

The Story Behind Her: Journalist Polly Irungu on Taking Up Space as a Black Woman

This Women’s History Month, the International Women’s Media Foundation is spotlighting women journalists who are shaking up the industry, bringing their full identities to the table to make the news media stronger, more diverse and equitable.

This week, meet Polly Irungu, a multimedia journalist and founder of Black Women Photographers, a community and database of Black women and non-binary photographers.