New FT editor Roula Khalaf joins WIJ online events programme

Posted on: May 29, 2020 by Mariella Brown

Women in Journalism has launched its upcoming events programme with newly appointed FT editor Roula Khalaf (pictured), Sunday Times chief foreign correspondent Christina Lamb and Difficult Women author Helen Lewis joining online discussions to be held throughout June.

Recent WIJ events have included a panel discussing what’s happening to regional journalism featuring SoE president Alison Gow. You can catch up on the Zoom discussion here, which took place earlier this week.

A full programme can be read below:

Tuesday June 2, 5.30-6.30pm:  Sunday Times chief foreign correspondent Christina Lamb in conversation with WIJ chair Eleanor Mills discussing her new book ‘Our bodies, their Battlefield, What War does to Women’. This is the first in our new summer ‘lit fest’ series of occasional interviews with journalists who are also authors.


Tuesday June 9, 5.30-6.30pm: Has lockdown increased the domestic load on women, risking a reversal many of the recent strides they have made in the workplace – and what can we do about it? Join the discussion with our panel including Helen Lewis author of ‘Difficult Women: A history of Feminism in 11 Fights’; award-winning journalist Donna Ferguson and WIJ chair Eleanor Mills.


Tuesday June 16, 6-7pm: Newly appointed editor of the FT Roula Khalaf and the first woman at the paper’s helm, in conversation with Eleanor Mills, followed by audience Q&A.  Kindly sponsored by Lexington Communications @Lexcommuk 


Past events: What’s happening to regional journalism: WIJ online panel discussion

How are the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic affecting regional journalism –
and how best can we support women working within it? 

Listen HERE  for free

Chair: Alison Phillips, editor, Daily Mirror and WIJ deputy chair
Panel included
Alison Gow publisher of Laudable podcasts, digital innovation editor for Reach, and
president of the Society of Editors
Emma Meese director of community journalism, Cardiff University and director of the
Independent Community News Network
Nancy Fielder editor, Sheffield Star
Laura Collins, editor, Yorkshire Evening Post
Megan Lucero, Director of the Local Bureau and Georgina Henry award 2020 winner