I had the pleasure of speaking with Katie Orenstein today, the Founder and Director of THE OPED PROJECT. Over many years I have heard so many incredible things about Katie and it was a pleasure to finally speak to her regarding her work. If I was putting together a list of “wonder women”, Katie would be on it. What is The Oped Project you ask?
The OpEd Project is an initiative to expand the range of voices we hear from in the world, with an immediate focus on increasing the volume of women thought leaders in the public sphere to a tipping point. Since women currently do not submit to key opinion forums with anywhere near the frequency that men do—and because these gateway forums feed all other media and drive thought leadership and policy—we target and train women experts at top universities, think tanks, nonprofits, corporations and community organizations to write op-eds and more broadly to take thought leadership positions in their fields; we connect them with a national network of high-level mentor-editors, and we channel them to the media gatekeepers who need them, across all platforms.
Sound cool? If you are looking for training on how to expand your sphere of influence please check out this group. The scope of work they are doing is amazing.