Francesca Donner is director of the newly-launched Gender Initiative at The New York Times.
The initiative elevates gender as a lens through which we view the world; and aims to amplify diverse women’s voices, lead the public conversation around women’s and gender issues globally, and engage female readers with The New York Times.
In its first few months, the Gender Initiative focused on the sexual harassment scandals breaking across the world and launched The #MeToo Moment newsletter.
Previously, Francesca was the director of Times Insider, a New York Times initiative designed to take readers behind the scenes of Times journalism while elevating a culture of candour and transparency.
Before she joined The Times, Francesca was a deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the business of management and worked on digital newsroom strategy.
Francesca grew up in the UK, is a graduate of Stanford and Brown universities in the U.S. and lives in New York City.