The Bettina Fund: Empowering women in media

Women remain underrepresented in leadership roles in media organisations despite a higher proportion of female students graduating from university journalism courses worldwide. In a bid to challenge this disparity the Thomson Foundation has launched The Bettina Fund – Empowering women in media. For the first and pilot phase of the programme the foundation has teamed up with Baraza Media Lab, an initiative working to promote a strong and diverse media ecosystem in Kenya from its collaborative space in Nairobi.   

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Kenya, countrywide.


Thomson Foundation


September 2021


Baraza Media Lab

In Kenya just 8% of media houses are run by women. We believe that the Bettina Fund will strengthen the capacity of women in media and narrow this gap.

Christine Mungai, lead curator, Baraza Media Lab.

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