This Is What Leadership Looks Like: Black Female Creators on Building Media's Future

Mar 12, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

In a highly polarized America, the public and journalists are grappling with trauma, racism and burnout. Black women warned America about the threat to bodily autonomy, wage injustice and systemic barriers to equity. As creators and journalists, they continue to check the mic in a media industry where truth and standards have been obliterated. Black women’s foresight on issues and current events is needed now more important than ever. But will people listen? In what ways can their work point us to the solutions to heal our broken society? Author and host of Our Body Politic podcast Farai Chideya, Capital B CEO and Co-Founder Lauren Williams and Hot Take podcast host Mary Annaïse Heglar, offer critiques on mainstream media’s roles and responsibilities amidst quickly shifting narratives.

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Farai Chideya

Our Body Politic

Mary Annaïse Heglar

Freelance Journalist


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