How to get involved with JAWS in 2020

At Journalism & Women Symposium, we are starting the new year and decade with gratitude.

Thanks to our members and supporters, we raised $13,003 across our #GivingTuesday and End of Year giving campaigns. Whether you gave a gift, shared our calls to action or pledged to volunteer, you have powered our big plans for the year.

And we’re getting started right away – with your help.

Here’s how to get involved with JAWS in 2020

JAWS needs you! Journalism & Women Symposium is and always has been member-driven. That means our ambitious plans for 2020 can’t happen without you, our members, joining committees and task forces — volunteering to get things done!

The JAWS board and staff have listened to your suggestions, and have structured committees and task forces that will put your skills and ideas to work  — whether that’s designing new digital programming, participating in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, working on a sustainable communication strategy, supporting regional get-togethers and more.

Joining a committee is a fantastic opportunity to engage in outreach, financial planning, marketing or fundraising to support JAWS’ mission of supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and working toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society. You’ll develop leadership skills, build your resume, make new friends, expand your network — and above all help JAWS deliver the best resources, the most innovative programming and a stronger sense of community for our members.

To join a 2020 JAWS committee, apply here by Friday, Jan. 24! If you have questions, contact Interim Executive Director Eloiza Altoro at or 414-333-6716.