November 29, 2022

HR Dive Lead Editor Tornone selected for Poynter Institute Leadership Academy

Kate Tornone, HR Dive lead editor, has been selected for the Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Media, the Institute announced Tuesday

Tornone joins 33 others in the program's third of three cohorts this year, including legacy outlets such as KQED, The Globe and Mail and The Kansas City Star, along with specialized news organizations such as IndigiNews, VIBE and 100 Days in Appalachia.

“Every cohort is inspiring because of the breadth of professional experiences they bring to the room. Their different paths to leadership help reinforce that there’s no single route to success,” said Doris Truong, Poynter director of teaching and diversity strategies. “The lessons they will gain throughout the week — not just from the instructors but from each other — will help them better guide their teams and to provide examples to others in our industry.”

Tornone joined Industry Dive as an HR Dive editor in 2017. She has been covering labor and employment for 15 years.

The Leadership Academy for Women in Media is one of Poynter’s most competitive programs. It is designed for women and nonbinary journalists who directly manage people. During the weeklong academy, participants grow their self-awareness; harness their leadership potential; learn how to foster belonging, empathy and inspiration on their teams; and guide their organizations through crisis and opportunity, according to Poynter. 

“We create these cohorts with one question in mind: How can we ensure this group of women can grow together through the complementary strengths and opportunities?” said 2022 program director Samantha Ragland. “We aren’t creating a one-time experience; we’re creating a mastermind group. I’m excited to see these women bring their whole selves to Poynter this winter and see their lives grow and go forward in tandem afterward.”


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