RITA HENLEY JENSEN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Rita Henley Jensen is founder of Women's eNews. A former senior writer for the National Law Journal and columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Rita Henley Jensen has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and an armload of awards, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni award, the Hunter College Presidential Grant for Innovative Uses of Technology in Teaching, the Alicia Patterson fellowship, and the Lloyd P. Burns Public Service prize. Jensen is also a survivor of domestic violence and a former welfare mother who earned degrees from Ohio State University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is the grandmother of four, two granddaughters and two grandsons.
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CORINNA BARNARD, EDITOR
Corinna Barnard is a writer whose journalism background spans coverage of finance, arms control, medicine, technology and parenting issues. In her most recent full-time position she worked for Dow Jones, Inc., where for many years she served as news editor for an international newswire covering emerging markets and later as a copy editor for The Wall Street Journal. Earlier in her career, Corinna was a radio commentator for "In The Public Interest," a national public-affairs radio program. She graduated from Yale University in 1980 with a degree in English literature.
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JUHIE BHATIA, MANAGING EDITOR
Juhie Bhatia has covered health, science and women's issues for 10 years as a reporter and editor. She is also the Public Health Editor of Global Voices Online and in her previous work helped launch EverydayHealth.com, one of the leading health Web sites in the U.S., was a nutrition consultant for the Center for Science in the Public Interest's Nutrition Action Healthletter, and has written for Reuters Health, Planned Parenthood's teenwire.com, Bust magazine, HealthDay, Bulletin for the World Health Organization, MSNBC.com, iVillage, Natural Health magazine, and Women's eNews. She's a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and also has a bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph, Canada, in nutritional sciences.
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HAJER NAILI, STAFF REPORTER
Hajer Naili is Women's eNews staff reporter. She worked as a Reporter/Presenter for several radio stations in France including Lebanon Radio Orient in Paris where she focused on international news with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Naili has also contributed as a writer to American online magazines such as Illume Mag and Elan The Mag covering stories on American Muslims. She graduated in Information and Communication from the University of Letters and Arts of Nice, France.
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KATINA PARON, MANAGING EDITOR OF TEEN VOICES AT WOMEN'S ENEWS
Katina Paron is a youth journalism expert who has 20 years of experience youth media experience. Paron got her start at the original Teen Voices in a YMCA basement in Boston in 1994. Her experiences there launched a career in the burgeoning field and led her to create the youth news service Children’s PressLine. She also launched the NYC High School Journalism Collaborative at Baruch College, serving to support high school newspapers and journalists throughout the city. She is a teacher, journalist and avid bread baker who is also working on a comic book-style illustrated textbook for student journalists.
Teen Voices is a new initiative that evolved from a print publication and mentoring program that began in Boston in 1988. Women's eNews will retain the brand and expand the Teen Voices mission on a global scale through adult-written and teen-reported articles that put girls' experiences and voices in the mainstream media. Read more about the work of Teen Voices at http://womensenews.org/about-womens-enews-teen-voices
CHARLOTTE COOPER, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Charlotte Cooper works with marketing tools old and new to help spread the word of Women's eNews as far and wide as our readership. She engages with our news and nonprofit focused community on social media, manages reprints and syndication and plans the regular events held in the Women's eNews office in New York. Raised and educated in England, Charlotte began her career working in green lifestyle media before moving onto women's rights and interests. She was the co-founder and designer of British feminist magazine, Subtext, and has worked with the Feminist Press's women and science project in the US.
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PERRIE RIZZO, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Perrie Rizzo has over a decade of nonprofit development and event planning experience under her belt. A volunteer in the sector since her teens, she aims to help make the world a little bit better every day through her work. Before joining Women's eNews in March 2010, Perrie spent four years with the Ms. Foundation for Women, overseeing the organization and execution of special events, including the Annual Gloria (Steinem) Awards. She works as an independent consultant with numerous nonprofit organizations throughout NYC.
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DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, MIDDLE EAST EDITOR
Dominique Soguel is a news journalist focused on the Middle East. She has been working for more than five years for Women's eNews, managing its Arabic site and filing stories from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia and Syria. Primarily a writer and photographer, she recently branched out into video, working for AFPTV Middle East and North Africa. In 2012, Soguel served as the AFP correspondent in Tripoli, Libya. Soguel holds a joint M.A in Journalism and Near Eastern Studies from New York University and a B.A. with honours in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks English, Spanish, French and Arabic.
ARIEL JENSEN-VARGAS, WEB DIRECTOR
Ariel Jensen-Vargas is the Web Director for Women's eNews.
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