Monique Villa joins prestigious judging panel for Women's Empowerment Journalism Awards 2015

by Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 05:07 GMT
Awards recognise and honour outstanding achievements in the reporting on women's issues across Asia Pacific

Diageo announced today that Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa will join an influential line-up of judges for its second Women’s Empowerment (WE) Journalism Awards.

An initiative under Diageo’s ‘Plan W: Empowering Women through Learning’ community strategy, the awards aim to recognise and honour outstanding achievements in the reporting on women’s issues across Asia Pacific.

Submissions for the 2015 Awards are now open and journalists are welcome to submit their entries via the WE Journalism Awards website at

The judges for the 2015 Awards are:

• Monique Villa, CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation and founder of Trust Women, a fast growing global movement committed to putting the rule of law behind women’s rights through concrete action

• Yan Mei, Senior Partner, Brunswick Group, China, where she provides strategic communications advice to major global corporations and hailed as one of China’s most powerful women

• Shaili Chopra is an Independent award-winning journalist who has worked with NDTV, ETNOW and BBC Horizons in India. She is a face India is familiar with and in her new avatar as a digital entrepreneur she is currently experimenting with platforms that promise to change the way people consume news.

Read the full press release here