Events for (and featuring!) lady journos

I started Her Girl Friday in 2011 with a group of amazing reporters, photojournalists, documentary film makers, radio producers, and multi-media storytellers. We were looking for more opportunities to talk shop with– and get inspired by– our peers, so we started putting on the kind of events we wanted to attend.

Over six years later, we're still committed to producing free events with good vibes and real takeaways, that are diverse in as many ways possible.  

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Co-conspirators: Aldona Watts, Diana Diroy, Jackie Snow, Jihii Jolly, Juliet LindermanKaren Zraick


Past Speakers and Panelists*

• Amy O'Leary, New York Times reporter 

• Annia Ciezadlo, Day of Honey Author

• Jessica Devaney, Associate Producer, Budrus

• Diana Diroy, MA in Media Studies and Film at New School

• Carolyn Ryan, Metro editor of The New York Times

• Katherine Lanpher, award-winning journalist and teacher at the Op-Ed project

• Evan Ratliff, founder of The Atavist

• Jessica Pressler, contributing editor to New York Magazine

• Dafna Linzer, senior reporter at ProPublica

• Habiba Nosheen, multimedia reporter, To Adopt a Child

• Pamela Yates, documentary filmmaker, Granito

• Roopa Vasudevan, MTV True Life Producer

• Ann Friedman, Executive editor of GOOD and co-founder of TOMORROW

• Martina Castro, Co-founder and senior producer of Radio Ambulante

• Katy Newton, Stanford Knight Fellow, created Kon*Fab

• Aldona Watts, Documentary Filmmaker,  Land of Songs

• Mimi Chakarova, Filmmaker, The Price of Sex

• Lara Setrakian, Syria Deeply

• Lam Thuy Vo, Al Jazeera America

• Anaheed Alani, Rookie Magazine

• Maura Johnston, Maura Magazine

• Angeline Gragasin, Women of the Future

• Mina Kimes, Business, Columnist at ESPN The Magazine

• Irin Carmon, National Reporting & Politics at MSNBC

• Mary Pilon, Sports at the New York Times

• Nicole Tung, Photojournalist

• Megan McCloskey, Military coverage at ProPublica 

• Nafeesa Syeed & Rahilla Zafar, Arab Women Rising

• Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian, Cannabis Wire

• Tanzina Vega, Off Color New York Times Video Series

• Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Call Me Kuchu

• Patricia Finneran, Brit Docs' Impact Field Guide & Toolkit

• Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today

• Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine

• Pearl Gabel, Multimedia Reporter

• Sarah Hoye, Al Jazeera America

• Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press

• Ursula Liang, Director/Producer

• Jihii Jolly, Multimedia Journalist

• Lynn True, Documentary Filmmaker

• Liz Nord, Documentary Filmmaker and Multiplatform Producer

• Talisa Chang, Her Girl Friday Co-Founder 

• Erika Herzog, Wikimedia NYC

• Deepthi Welaratna, Thicket Labs

• Kat Griefen, Accola Griefen Gallery

• Karen Zraick, NY Times

• Heather Hart, Black Lunch Table

*Titles and projects based on time of presentation