Executive Director of the International Women’s Media Foundation

Elisa Lees Muñoz

Elisa Lees Muñoz is the executive director of the International Women’s Media Foundation; the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to female journalists and photographers around the world. She has developed programs to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Before serving as its executive director, Lees Munoz led the IWMF’s programs, including its Courage in Journalism Awards which recognizes badass female journalists and photographers whose courage sets them apart. She led the IWMF’s 2012 global research which examined the role of women in the news media, as well as identifying the factors that allow journalism to remain dominated by men.