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You only need glance at the All Male Panels Tumblr to see the lack of gender diversity still evident in public events.

And while women have been vocal on this issue for some time, men are now beginning to add their voices to the protest too.

In April, Sree Sreenivasan – chief digital officer at the Met Museum and conference veteran – announced he was boycotting speaking on, and even attending, men-only panels.

A month later, five popular speakers in Australia vowed not to sit on, or moderate, panels that were not diverse.

And Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) recently launched its own initiative to diversify media conference panels.

So let's collectively ensure 2016 is the year we relegate all-male panels to the Mad Men era where they belong.

To help with this (long-overdue) task, below is a list of women and gender non-conforming journalists, editors, and executives who are among the best in their field – and would be brilliant speakers for your next media event.

We carefully curated this list with input from Twitter, Facebook Groups, and some of the many conferences attended by the Journalism.co.uk team.

This list is by no means exhaustive. If there's anyone you think we've missed and would like us to add them to the list, do let us know by tweeting @journalismnews.

And because diversity isn't just about gender, we've recommended more resources at the end of this article for building inclusive events where everybody's voice is made to feel welcome.

Editors and executives

1. Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, the Guardian (UK)
2. Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief, The Economist (UK)
3. Janine Gibson, editor-in-chief, BuzzFeed UK
4. Alison Overholt, editor-in-chief, espnW and ESPN The Magazine (USA)
5. Ellis Jones, editor-in-chief, Vice Magazine (USA)
6. Tanit Koch, editor-in-chief, Bild (Germany)
7. Audrey Cooper, editor-in-chief, San Francisco Chronicle (USA)
8. Lee Ann Colacioppo, editor-in-chief, The Denver Post (USA)
9. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief, The Texas Tribune (USA)
10. Blathnaid Healy, incoming senior editor, CNN International, outgoing UK editor, Mashable (UK)
11. S. Mitra Kalita, incoming vice president of programming, CNN, outgoing managing editor, LA Times (USA)
12. Gillian Tett, US managing editor, The Financial Times (USA)
13. Cory Haik, chief strategy officer, Mic (USA)
14. Amy O'Leary, chief story officer, Upworthy (USA)
15. Liz Heron, executive editor, Huffington Post (USA)
16. Liv Håker, head of digital development, Sunnmørsposten (Norway)
17. Margarita Noriega, executive editor, Newsweek (USA)
18. Anjali Mullany, editor, Fast Company Digital (USA)
19. Alison Gow, digital innovation editor, Trinity Mirror Regionals (UK)
20. Charo Henríquez, executive digital editor, People En Español, Time (USA)
21. Kara Swisher, co-executive editor and co-founder, Recode

Emerging media, mobile and future tech

22. Sarah Cohen, editor, computer-assisted reporting team, The New York Times (USA)
23. LaSharah S. Bunting, senior editor for digital transition, The New York Times (USA)
24. Carla Zanoni, executive emerging media editor, Wall Street Journal (USA)
25. Amanda Hickman, senior fellow, BuzzFeed Open Lab for Journalism (USA)
26. Lauren Rabaino, director of editorial products, Vox (USA)
27. Amy Webb, digital strategist and founder, The Future Today Institute (USA)
28. Melody Kramer, product, communications and outreach, 18F (USA)
29. Latoya Peterson, editor, digital innovation, ESPN's The Undefeated (USA)
30. Stacy-Marie Ishmael, managing editor for mobile news, BuzzFeed (USA)
31. Nathalie Malinarich, mobile editor, BBC News Online (UK)

Multimedia, virtual reality and interactives

32. Amanda Farnsworth, head of visual journalism, BBC News (UK)
33. Alex Newman, interactive journalist/deputy editor, interactive and mobile, Al Jazeera America
34. Alexandra Manzano, director of audience engagement, Los Angeles Times
35. Nonny de la Peña, immersive journalist specialising in VR (USA)
36. Sarah Tuttle-Singer, new media editor, The Times of Israel (Israel)

Social media

37. Cynthia Collins, social media editor, The New York Times (USA)
38. Laura Oliver, head of social and community, the Guardian (UK)
39. Rachel Rodriguez, social media producer, CNN International (UK)
40. Tara Mulholland, social media producer, Sky News (UK)
41. Malika Bilal, co-host and digital producer, Al Jazeera's The Stream (USA)
42. Joanna Geary, EMEA Lead, Twitter Moments (UK)
43. Hannah Waldram, search and explore producer, Instagram (USA)
44. Sue Llewellyn, social media trainer, ex-BBC News (UK)

Audience engagement and analytics

45. Melissa Bell, vice president, growth and analytics, Vox (USA)
46. Amanda Zamora, chief audience officer, The Texas Tribune (USA)
47. Sarah Marshall, audience development editor, EMEA, Wall Street Journal (UK)
48. Mary Hamilton, executive editor, audience, the Guardian (UK)
59. Kate Day, editorial director, growth, Politico Europe (UK/Brussels)
50. Elinor Shields, head of audience engagement, BBC News (UK)
51. Denise Law, community editor, The Economist (UK)
52. Blair Hickman, audience editor, The Marshall Project (USA)
53. Jennifer Brandel, founder and CEO, Hearken (USA)
54. Alexandra Smith, engagement editor, Fort Collins Coloradoan (USA)
55. Amalie Nash, executive editor and vice president for news and engagement, The Des Moines Register (USA)
56. Amy Vernon, director of audience engagement, The Daily Dot (USA)
57. Jo Kelly, head of audience engagement, The Daily Mirror (UK)

Data and investigative journalism

58. Amy Pyle, editor-in-chief, Reveal / The Center for Investigative Reporting
59. Jennifer LaFleur, senior editor, data, The Center For Investigative Reporting
60. Lam Thuy Vo, data journalist, The Wall Street Journal (USA)
61. Sisi Wei, investigative journalist and developer, ProPublica (USA)
62. Angelica Peralta Ramos, data project manager, La Nación (Argentina)
63. Florencia Coelho, digital research and newsroom training, La Nación (Argentina)
64. Giannina Segnini, journalism professor at Columbia University (USA)
65. Nicola Hughes, data journalist, The Times (UK)
66. Eva Constantaras, data journalist and trainer, Internews (Turkey)
67. Mar Cabra, data journalist and trainer, (Spain)
68. Claire Miller, senior data journalist, Trinity Mirror Regionals (UK)
69. Heather Brooke, FOI expert and journalism professor at City University (UK)


70. Carolyn Ryan, senior editor for politics, The New York Times (USA)
71. Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief, Roll Call (USA)
72. Lynn Sweet, columnist and Washington Bureau Chief, Chicago Sun-Times (USA)
73. Jenna Johnson, reporter covering Donald Trump, Washington Post
74. Molly Ball, politics writer, The Atlantic (USA)
75. Lois Beckett, senior reporter, Guardian US
76. Juana Summers, editor, CNN Politics (USA)


77. Ann Derry, former video and television partnerships, The New York Times (USA)
78. Sandra Sperber, video reporter, Spiegel Online (Germany)
79. Deborah Bonello, video journalist and founder of mexicoreporter.com (Mexico)

Podcasting and broadcast

80. Anya Grundmann, vice president for programming and audience development, NPR (USA)
81. Anna Doble, digital editor, BBC Newsbeat (UK)
82. Paula Cordeiro, digital audio expert, (Portugal)
83. Kat Chow, journalist, NPR (USA)
84. Nadia Reiman, senior producer, StoryCorps (USA)
85. Julie Shapiro, executive producer, Radiotopia (USA)


86. Emily Bell, director, Tow Centre for Digital Journalism (USA)
87. Claire Wardle, research director, Tow Centre for Digital 88. Journalism (USA)
88. Mindy McAdams, digital journalism professor, University of Florida (USA)
89. Jane Singer, professor of journalism innovation, City University London (UK)

Other specialisms

90. P. Kim Bui, managing editor, reported.ly (USA)
91. Rukmini Callimachi, correspondent, focusing on al-Qaeda and ISIS, The New York Times (USA)
92. Carol Rosenberg, military affairs reporter, The Miami Herald (USA)
93. Sacha Pfeiffer, reporter and 'Spotlight' alumnus, The Boston Globe (USA)
94. Arielle Duhaime-Ross, science reporter, The Verge (USA)
95. Laura Shin, freelance journalist and Forbes contributor specialising in Bitcoin (USA)
96. Ann Friedman, freelance journalist, New York Magazine (USA)
97. Rachel Sklar, founder, Change the Ratio
98. Libby Powell, founder, Radar
99. Jenni Sargent, director, Eyewitness Media Hub
100. Kristine Lowe, blogger and founder of the Norwegian Online News Association (Norway)

101. Esra Doğramacı, digital consultant, BBC (UK/Turkey)
102. Sasha Koren, editor of the Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab (USA)

Other resources

Poynter Diversity Bibliography
Media Diversified: Experts Directory
Journalism Diversity Project

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