Women's eNews Awards

An independent news agency, Women's eNews, editor in chief Rita Henley Jensen and its writers have won over 35 awards since it was founded in 2000.


Women's eNews was included in the Forbes 100 Best Websites for Women list.


Women's eNews won the in the category of Single Article: Under 200,000 circulation for the report .

The report, which was funded by , was credited as "A meticulous exposé of how industry-sponsored research, lobbying and advertising by infant formula companies have led to a federal government subsidized market for infant formula, despite global consensus on the superior health benefits of breast milk. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program distributes more than half the infant formula sold in the U.S. but the supply provided to new moms is not enough to feed their babies for a full month. As a result, impoverished mothers bear the burden of high out-of-pocket monthly expenses to feed their growing babies. Judges praised this investigation by Women's eNews as being "in the best tradition of accountability reporting."

About.com 2012 Readers' Choice AwardsWomen's eNews was selected as the About.com . The About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.


Women's eNews and Women's Book Review and writers Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett received an honorary mention in the Opinion category for Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism for a series of articles published in 2010.

The judges announced "The authors are academics, but there's nothing pedantic about this frank, no-nonsense appraisal of an oft-repeated fallacy about single-sex education."

Honored Stories: , , , "Biology Equals Destiny?" (Print Only).


Rita Henley Jensen was named in the new Women of Excellence awards in the Social Media Star category for a woman who has harnessed social media to help women connect and thrive. Women's eNews was credited with connecting the world with stories the mainstream misses.

category for . The EMMA's are awarded annually by the National Women's Political Caucus.


was awarded a Sexie, The Sex Positive Journalism Award, in the Opinion category for her article . The Sex Positive Journalism Awards were launched by sex positive organizations and writers and sponsored by Babeland, the woman-friendly sex store.

won the first prize in the New York Community Media Alliance IPPIE awards for best coverage of educational issues with the article . The category honors articles that expose the complexity of the largest educational system in the country in its attempt to educate a highly diverse student population or expose difficulties encountered by immigrant students or low-income students in obtaining quality education.


: and . The award is given by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild.


Award for Algerian Amnesty Heightens Danger to Women and , were recognized by the South Asian Journalists Association for her in the new media category. Marketing intern Munira Ahmed accepted the award for Jacinto.

Also, Women's eNews was nominated for the Global Health Council Excellence in Media Award.


from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for .

Angeli Rasbury: PASS Award for Out of Jail, Mothers Struggle to Reclaim ChildrenRita Henley Jensen is named the Media Person of the Year, New York State Women's Press Club.
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wins the Micro-Finance Reporting Award, Inter Press News Service Agency and International Fund for Agricultural Development for her .

More Awards Won By


  • Rosa Cisneros Memorial Award, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere.
  • Women of Power and Influence Award, National Organization for Women New York City
  • Best Internet Site, placed in three categories, National Federation of Press Women
  • Named One of the Best Sites for Cultural Coverage, Utne Reader


  • The Maggie Award, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
  • Placed in three categories, National Federation of Press Women
  • Clifford K. & James T. berryman Award for Editorial Cartoon, National Press Foundation
  • Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy 2004, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Commission on the Status of Women
  • One of the Hundred Most Influential Women in the City, New York Daily News
  • Alumni Award, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


  • Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoon, National Press Foundation
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  • Exceptional Woman in Publishing, Women in Periodical Publishing
  • National Federation of Press Women, placed in three categories


  • Exceptional Merit Media Award, National Women's Political Caucus
  • Exceptional Woman in Publishing, Internet category, Women in Periodical Publishing


  • Media Award for Excellence in Coverage of Women and Gender, University of Michigan
  • Best Internet Feature, Newswomen's Club of New York


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