SABEW’s second class of Xana Fellows attended the #SABEW22 conference in New York earlier this month. After a year of learning and connecting on Zoom, the inaugural class joined the second group of Xana Fellows for in-person networking and learning in New York’s financial district.

The Xana Fund fellowship training program focuses on supporting mid-career female business journalists looking to raise their career trajectories, broaden their professional knowledge and sharpen their leadership skills.

The second class of Xana Fellows includes Michelle Chan of Nikkei Asia, Justine Griffin of Tampa Bay Times, Amber Hair of Pacific Coast Business Times, Rudine Manning of CNBC, Eleanor Kennedy of Columbus Business First, Nina Zipkin of CNBC, and freelance reporters Karen Ho, Rachel Layne and Kristen Mosbrucker.

Throughout the year, the fellows will participate in invitation-only specialized news leadership development sessions. The program includes topics like managing up, resolving newsroom conflict, managing change and achieving their career goals.

SABEW launched the Xana Fund mid-career leadership program in 2020 in honor of SABEW board member and Quartz Executive Editor Xana Antunes. She was dedicated to ensuring that individual journalists had space to develop their skills even as they faced relentless change across the industry. Xana was also focused on the gender gap in business news and the need for more structured opportunities for female business journalists to advance their careers.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Xana Fund, donate online and designate “The Xana Fund” in the drop-down menu.

 

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