As a lifelong newspaperwoman, I thought I was familiar with the pioneering women in my profession, such as Nellie Bly or my idol Ida B. Wells, journalistic unicorns for their time. A century later, there are lots of female journalists, but still a dearth of us in top newsroom positions. I can’t imagine what it was like as truth-tellers in what must have seemed a hostile environment, and I’ll always be grateful for them laying a path not just for journalists like me, but women in the workplace.
Life of pioneering columnist offers life lessons for women nearly a century later
January 12, 2023