OpEd Project: Tucson Public Voices Fellowship
According to research by the OpEd Project, seven years ago, less than 15% of key commentary forums (published op-eds) were written by women. Today, 26% of published op-eds are written by women. The Tucson Public Voices Fellowship is part of a national initiative that is moving the needle.
A partnership between The University of Arizona, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and The OpEd Project, this intense year-long fellowship provides a unique professional and leadership development opportunity. First piloted at Yale, the goal is to increase the influence of women and minority thought leaders, changing who narrates our world.
In our first five years, 97 Fellows published over 200 op-eds, as well as 50+ TV/radio appearances, keynote speeches and awards. Fellows have published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, ESPN, Al Jazeera America, The Hill, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Huffington Post and The Root. They have launched new research studies, leveraged new funding streams, and shaped local and national debate and policy. Recognizing the need to change the public discourse, in the fall of 2013, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and local philanthropists, brought a national initiative called the Public Voices Fellowship to Tucson.
Nominations for the 2018-2019 Fellowship are now open.
Deadline to Nominate: July 25, 2018
To nominate an outstanding woman leader from the Tucson community or The University of Arizona or to self-nominate, please complete this simple online form. All nominees will receive a link to complete the short application for the 2018-2019 Fellowship August 1st. If selected for one of the 20 Fellowship openings, prospective Fellows must agree to fully participate in four in-person convenings. The dates for the 2019-2019 Fellowship are:
- October 19-20, 2018 (1.5 days) – First convening 1 ½ days and Fellows should plan ahead to have time to write on Friday evening
- January 25, 2019 (1 day) – Second convening
- March 29, 2019 (1 day) – Third convening
- June 7, 2019 (1 day) – Fourth convening
Questions? Please contact the Women’s Foundation to learn more.
The views and opinions expressed in Op-Eds published by participants in the Tucson Public Voices Fellowship are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona or our partners.