Progressive Girls’ Voices

2014 Dates:

Date and location TBD


Progressive Girls' Voices (PGV) is the premier media and leadership training program for girls in the country.  Representing a range of platforms and diversity across race and class, participants receive comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their areas of interest, thereby changing the conversation on girls' issues that fill the headlines.

Participating in PGV will enable you to master effective interview presentation techniques and improve your skills to serve as thought leaders in the media. By joining Progressive Girl's Voices, you will become a part of a powerful network of girl leaders who are changing the conversation on the important issues of the day. Progressive Girl's Voices starts with a competitive application process, with final candidates chosen by a committee that includes Women’s Media Center (WMC) Co-Founders Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, and the WMC Board of Directors.

Progressive Girls’ Voices trainings and webinars help girls develop leadership, media, and activism skills. In 2011, Progressive Girls’ Voices graduates represented the Women’s Media Center at the Sundance Film Festival and interviewed Robert Redford, Geena Davis, Tiffany Shlain, and Danny Glover, as well as produced a video that has received thousands of views. Graduates also blog for the Women’s Media Center, bringing their unique voices to the conversation. We have also trained girls and young women bloggers from SPARK Movement and the Arab American Association of New York, among other girl-serving organizations and institutions.


This year, the Women's Media Center will train 10 girls in Washington, DC (date TBD), and the training is FREE. 

Selected participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Be assured that ability to pay is not a consideration in the review process. We will be providing a limited number of scholarships so that the program is accessible to women who need financial support. Women representing diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, professions, ethnicities, abilities, ages, geographical regions and levels of experience are encouraged to apply (including those who have previously applied).