Women for Media UK is a database of female leaders in business, finance, government and the not-for-profit sectors who are available for media comment on the key topics of the day. The database connects journalists to these spokespeople and the aim is to raise female profiles and visibility within the media and beyond.
Prospective candidates for the database are welcome to apply online, although not all applications will be successful. Applications submitted into the database will be checked against specific criteria, including professional experience and particular areas of expertise. Previous media experience and / or training is not required, although is helpful.
Spokespeople are not speaking on behalf of the 30% Club and are not representing 30% Club views.
Women for Media UK is a program based on the founding Australian initiative Women for Media, which was established by the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia in 2012 and continues to increase the visibility of Australia’s most senior female leaders as thought leaders and experts in the media, speaking on their areas of expertise.
This site (“Website”) is operated and controlled by 30% Club (“us”, “we, “our”).
We are a membership organisation consisting of business leaders who are committed to achieving better gender balance at all levels of organisations.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy explains how we collect, use, share, protect and process any Personal Information that we may collect from you, or that you may provide to us.
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you individually, whether directly or indirectly, including, without limitation, your name, gender, address, email address, company name, phone number and any other contact information that you may voluntarily submit to us. You may also choose not to provide any of your Personal Information.
For the purposes of applicable data protection laws, the data controller of such Personal Information is 30% Club.
We collect Personal Information from our day to day contact with our members, supporters and the public. Personal Information is gathered in a range of ways including by emails, business cards, written correspondence, telephone calls and through the Website (for example, content which you may contribute via the Website).
When visiting the Website we may gather information on how you use the Website to help us develop and improve and Website and to provide relevant, helpful information to you. This includes information about your computer such as domain name, browser type and version, operating system, IP address, cookie information and time stamp, what web pages you visited on the Website, and how long you spend on each page. We may also collect traffic data, location data, weblogs, history of resources accessed on the Website and information on what websites you visited before accessing the Website.
WHAT WE DO WITH THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use your Personal Information for the following reasons:
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your Personal Information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We aim to ensure that your Personal Information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we collect.
Please keep in mind that, however, that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from our Website may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us by email.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following types of cookies:
CHOICE / OPT OUT
If you wish to receive information and offers from us and you have not previously given us your consent, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are already receiving information from us then do not worry, you do not need to do anything. We will assume that you are happy to continue receiving information unless we hear from you.
We will implement your opt out promptly after we receive it. The opt-out does not apply to general communications from one of our staff, volunteers or third parties working on our behalf.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional communications from us, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by email at email@example.com.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your Personal Information in the following ways:
If you have previously agreed to us using your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not sell or distribute your Personal Information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your Personal Information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CORRECTION
You may request details of Personal Information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at email@example.com.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact us at one of the above addresses as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be inaccurate.
Equally, if you have any questions or comments about this Privacy and Cookies Policy please contact us at one of the above addresses.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
This policy is effective from 1 May 2015 and was last updated on 8 May 2015.
What is Women for Media?
Women for Media is a database of female leaders in business, finance, government and the not-for-profit sectors who are available for media comment on the key topics of the day.
What is the aim of Women for Media?
Women for Media aims to address the current under-representation of female voices in the media by providing journalists with an easy to access database of women who are willing and able to contribute to media debate. Women for Media also offers individual women the chance to raise their profile both in the media and in their lines of business, helping them to potentially further their careers.
How does it work?
Once a journalist has logged in, the database allows them to search by individual or area of expertise. The journalist will then be able to access contact details, and will contact the individual directly. The requests could include a quote for an article, fact checking, commenting on a topic, or a broadcast appearance.
Who can apply?
Anyone with a particular area of expertise can apply via the online application form.
Will everyone who applies be successful?
No. Each application is individually checked against specific criteria, including professional experience, particular areas of expertise and suitability for media.
When will I hear about my application?
You should hear back about whether your application has been successful or not within 14 days. We will respond to all applications.
What happens once I have been accepted?
Once you have been accepted, your profile will become ‘live’, meaning that you may now show up in a journalist’s search results and could be contacted for comment.
How will the journalist contact me?
The journalist will contact you directly via the contact details you have submitted to the database. The more contact channels you provide, the easier it will be for journalists to reach you.
Do I have to respond to each journalist request?
You do not have to accept every request from a journalist, however we ask that you respond and/or decline on receipt or at least within 90mins wherever possible (bearing in mind many journalists are on a tight deadline); please do not just ignore requests.
How many requests should I expect?
The number of requests will vary depending on how your experience and profile fit the media topics of the day. The more areas of expertise you tick, the more times you will show up in a journalist’s search.
What are the costs involved?
There are no costs involved for any party.
Do I need media training to be part of the database?
Previous media experience and / or training is not required, although is helpful, particularly for broadcast opportunities. For those looking for media training, the 30% Club works with training company Media Skills for Women
Do I get to see the final comment before it goes to print?
This is at the journalist’s discretion, although is not common media practice.
Am I speaking on behalf of the 30% Club?
No. The views expressed by women on the database are personal and do not represent the views of the 30% Club, its members or any organisations with whom the women are affiliated (e.g. their employer).
What information do I need to submit?
The minimum required pieces of information are; your name, a valid email address, your current position, a biography (200 words max and written in the third person) and at least one area of expertise.
I am a journalist. How do I access the site?
In order to access the contact information in the Women for Media database, you will need to register your details. Registration is quick and simple and, once completed, you can log-in using the same email address and password during subsequent visits to the website. To register, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the page in the profiles section.
What if I have any further questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org