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AFP, partner of the fourth annual Women in Media initiative

For the second year in a row, AFP will be a partner of Women in Media, a joint initiative by the Women’s Forum and Deloitte aimed at giving women a stronger media voice and promoting the image of women as experts and professionals in both traditional and digital media.

As part of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, to be held in Deauville from 16 to 18 October 2013, Women in Media will offer intensive one-on-one coaching workshops as well as practical seminars conducted in partnership with AFP, Facebook, France Médias Monde,, voxfemina and the TF1 group.

AFP Deputy Head of General News Gersende Rambourg will lead the debate “Is the next generation learning to cooperate or to compete?” from 15:30 to 17:00 on Wednesday 16 October.  Participants will include Selene Biffi, founder of Plain Ink, Beatriz Cardoso, Executive Director of “Laboratório de Educação and Divina Frau-Meigs, Professor at the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne.

AFP media issues journalist Laurence Benhamou along with journalist Cécile Dehesdin will lead the Discovery session “Do women tell stories differently? Do we tell different stories?” from 15:00 to 15:45 on Thursday 17 October.  

For more information on the event, the programme and the speakers, visit


About the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society

Founded in 2005, the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society is the world's leading forum looking at major social and economic issues from women's perspectives. It promotes the empowerment of women world‐wide, as well as the networks of collaboration that enable women's voices to be heard with clarity and force. Women’s Forum events, including a major annual international Global Meeting, highlight strong and important women and men in politics, business, civil society and academe. The Global Meeting is also accompanied by The Discovery, a uniquely vibrant content relay that features meetings, discussions, classes and practical workshops.