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.
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.