NMWE is a unique initiative addressing opportunity, recruitment and retention for women in journalism. It fosters and spotlights the creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities of women in media.
The awards program ended in 2013 following six years of generous support from the McCormick Foundation. We are currently seeking other funding sources.
Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean received the $2,000 prize as J-Lab’s New Media Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2010 for ChickRx.com, a witty health website for 20-something women. It was funded in the beginning of 2010 by a grant from the McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs program. The award was presented at the second annual New Media Women Entrepreneur Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 8, 2010.
ChickRx’s Borden and Muntean were selected to receive because of the rapid launch and robust development of the site.
ChickRx is a DailyCandy-meets-WebMD type of resource addressing health issues that are increasingly discussed among young adult women. The site features expert Q&A, up-to-date news, product picks and celebrity tidbits across the following categories: sex & gynecology, fitness & nutrition, emotional health & relationships, dermatology, and general health.