May 23, 2022
On Wednesday, Bloomberg New Voices kicked off its fifth year in London with an event at Serpentine to amplify the perspectives of senior women across business and finance and start taking applications for its Bloomberg-sponsored media training for female executives in London for 2022.
The evening also highlighted Bloomberg’s expanded UK coverage, Bloomberg UK, a new cross-platform editorial brand dedicated to digital-first business and financial news for modern British audiences. The effort is led by a London newsroom of more than 500 journalists and analysts and builds upon Bloomberg News’ long tradition of unbiased, data-driven journalism.
Since its inception in 2018, The New Voices initiative has tripled the percentage of on-air female guests on Bloomberg TV to 30% as of the end of last year. The initiative has sponsored one-on-one media training for more than 370 executives worldwide and created the definitive global database of female sources in the industry with more than 7,600 names.
The event featured Bloomberg leaders including Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, Deputy London Bureau Chief Ruth David, UK National Editor Victoria Wakely, EMEA Senior Executive Editor David Merritt, and Senior Executive Editor and New Voices Founder Laura Zelenko.
Speaking at the event, Zelenko said: “Diverse and inclusive representation in our newsroom — and in our sourcing — makes our coverage better, more competitive and more complete. It helps ensure we are accurate and fair, have fewer blindspots and have less bias. And at a time when fact-based journalism is under siege, it is absolutely foundational to building the newsroom of the future.”
Bloomberg’s Anna Edwards also moderated a discussion with New Voices alumni Fiona Boal, Global Head of Commodities and Real Assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices, and Skylar Montgomery Koning, Senior Macro Strategist at TS Lombard, about their outlook for inflation in the UK, supply chain disruptions, and Brexit.
To apply or nominate someone for the program, please click here.