Elianne Ramos One of 20 Participants in the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speak Hispanic Communications is proud to announce that its Principal and CEO, Elianne Ramos, will be one of 20 participants of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015. Ms. Ramos was recently the recipient of the Women’s Media Center 2014 Social Media Award and is one of WMC’s SheSource experts.

Below is the press release of the announcement, originally published by the Women’s Media Center. Visit their website to learn more about their mission and about the Progressive Women’s Voices Program.

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Women’s Media Center Announces Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Women’s Media Center today congratulates the 20 women accepted into its WMC Progressive Women’s Voices class of 2015.

WMC Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and leadership training program serving women in our country. The 20 women will be training in Washington, DC in July. They will join the nearly 200 women who have been a part of WMC Progressive Women’s Voices media training.

“The Women’s Media Center works to make women visible and powerful in media,“ said Julie Burton, President of the Women’s Media Center.  Last month the Women’s Media Center released its study ‘WMC’s Divided 2015: The Media Gender Gap’ which showed that men wrote 62 percent of all stories across print, broadcast, and Internet stories. “Our media should reflect our country’s diverse voices and experiences – which our trainees represent,” Burton said. “They are important leaders with the expert knowledge in many issues that fill the headlines every day.”

The training serves to highlight diverse women as experts for mainstream media to increase diverse women’s representation in mainstream media sources.WMC Progressive Women’s Voices trainees receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespersons in their fields. After their training they will be promoted through WMC SheSource — a brain trust of top women experts used by media outlets worldwide.

Graduates from WMC Progressive Women’s Voices training programs have appeared in a multitude of diverse outlets including CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, Al-Jazeera, Boston Globe, El Mundo, Forbes, Glamour, “Good Morning America,” Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC, USA Today and more.

Click here to learn more about WMC’s Progressive Women’s Voices.

The Women’s Media Center welcomes the Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015:

Caitlin Abber Caitlin Abber Women’s Health Senior Editor, Brooklyn, NY
Dana Bolger Dana Bolger Know Your IX Co-Director, Washington, DC
Hannah Brancato Hannah Brancato FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture Co-Creative Director and Co-Founder, Baltimore, MD
Renee Bracey Sherman Renee Bracey Sherman Reproductive Justice Activist and Author of Saying Abortion Aloud
Stacia Brown Stacia Brown The Washington Post Freelance Writer, Pikesville, MD
Kandace Creel Falcon Kandace Creel Falcon Minnesota State University Moorhead, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Moorhead, MN
Kelly Dittmar Kelly Dittmar Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University Assistant Research Professor, New Brunswick, NJ
Rahna Epting Rahna Epting Every Voice Chief of Staff, Washington, DC
Angela Esquivel Angela Esquivel The As One Project Co-Founder and Executive Director, Washington , DC
Celeste Faison Celeste Faison National Domestic Workers Alliance Black Organizer Coordinator, Oakland, CA
Elisabeth Jacobs Elisabeth Jacobs Washington Center for Equitable Growth Senior Director for Policy and Academic Programs, Washington, DC
Lara Kaufmann Lara Kaufmann National Women’s Law Center Senior Counsel and Director of Education Policy for At-Risk Students, Washington, DC
Jessica Luther Jessica Luther Freelance Journalist, Austin, TX
Jessica Montoya Coggins Jessica Montoya Coggins FreelanceWriter and Journalist, New York, NY
Elianne Ramos Elianne Ramos Speak Hispanic/ Border Kids Relief Project, Principal and Founder, Baltimore, MD
Connie Razza Connie Razza Center for Popular Democracy Director of Strategic Research, Brooklyn, NY
Amaya Smith Amaya Smith AFL-CIO National Media Director, Washington, DC
Jessica Torres Jessica Torres Media Matters for America Hispanic Media Project Researcher, Washington, DC
Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson Free Press Telecom Policy Counsel, Washington, DC
Nicole Woo Nicole Woo Center for Economic and Policy Research Director of Domestic Policy, Washington, DC

About the Progressive Women’s Voices Program:

Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and leadership training program for women in the country. Participants represent a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual preference, ability, and generation. They receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a supportive network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.

With the WMC’s training and support, over 150 Progressive Women’s Voices experts have been featured in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Elle, ESSENCE Magazine, New York Magazine, USA Today, Forbes, Variety, Mother Jones, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Salon, New RepublicLos Angeles Times; by the Associated Press and Reuters; on “Good Morning America,” CNN, MSNBC, “CBS Nightly News,” Fox News, ABC News, CNBC, Bill Moyers, numerous NPR shows; and within hundreds of other top-tier media outlets.


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