Lori Sokol, PhD, Executive Director
Entrepreneur, scholar, and psychologist, Lori Sokol, Ph.D. is President of Sokol Media, LLC, the publisher of business magazines that advocate for diversity in the workplace. Through these publications and a body of other work, Dr. Sokol covers a number of pertinent social issues including gender equality, the needs of working parents, environmental sustainability and strides made by female professionals determined to smash the proverbial ‘glass ceiling.’
As a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology, Dr. Sokol’s research specifically focused on the media’s influence in crafting gender roles, further seeking to expose how stereotypes are created and maintained. She has published academic articles on ‘Psychology and the Media,’ taught Media Psychology through the University of Beijing, China, and served as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at Montclair State University where she taught the course, ‘Psychology of Women.’
Her articles on gender equality have also appeared in the Baltimore Sun, the NY Times Business Blog, Slate.com, and The Huffington Post, and she has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, WPIX and Fox Five Live. Her book, Flex Primer for the New Future of Work, was published by Working Mother Media in 2011.
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Angelina Alvarado, Director of Finance and Operations
Born in the Bronx, Alvarado returned to New York City in 2012 to care for her elderly grandmother after living in Florida for 30 years. While in Florida, she received an associate degree in Business Administration from Miami Dade College. She also established a strong career in real estate sales and administration. She also volunteered at a domestic violence shelter.
In New York, she was able to combine her business skills and her commitment to justice by working at two nonprofits: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and Women’s eNews. In 2014, Angie became a full-time employee of Women’s eNews and in 2015 became Women’s eNews director of finance and operations.
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Juhie Bhatia, Managing Editor
Juhie Bhatia has covered health, science and women’s issues for over 10 years as a reporter and editor. Previously she was the public health editor of Global Voices Online, helped launch EverydayHealth.com, one of the leading health websites in the U.S., and was a nutrition consultant for the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Nutrition Action Healthletter. She’s also written for Reuters Health, Nature Medicine, Planned Parenthood’s teenwire.com, Bust magazine, HealthDay, Bulletin for the World Health Organization, MSNBC.com and iVillage, among others. 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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Katina Paron, Editor of Teen Voices
Katina Paron is a youth journalism expert who has 20+ years of 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, and runs NewsHive, a pop-up newsroom and digital storytelling competition. She is a teacher, journalist and avid bread baker who is also working on a comic book-style illustrated textbook for student journalists.
As a news site and mentoring program, Teen Voices offers educational and career building opportunities to female teens interested in journalism. The initiative, evolved from a print publication and direct service organization that began in Boston in 1988, changes the media landscape by elevating girls’ voices in news about their lives. Read more about the work of Teen Voices at http://womensenews.org/about-womens-enews-teen-voices.
Follow her at @KatinaParon