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17 week Accelerator Brazil Latin America

Be a woman leader: get your big pants on!

By on April 24, 2018

“How do you deal with your emotions? Do you have an option? Yes. We do not control how others act, how our partners act. We can only control how we respond to situations, control our behavior,” Brigette Iarrusso, a mentor in coaching at UC Berkeley, explained at the beginning of…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil Latin America

Good leaders also learn not to always have a script

By on April 24, 2018

As part of the second face-to-face week of the New Ventures Lab in Sao Paulo, we were fortunate to have two wonderful mentors: Mona Thompson & Shara Tonn, co-founders and members of COLLECTIVE CAPITAL, a company that works with teams and organizations helping to create a culture of innovation…


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Brazil Investigative Journalism

Chicas Poderosas Hackathon creates solutions for disinformation in an electoral year in Brazil.

By on April 2, 2018

On March 8 and 9 in São Paulo, we gathered genius minds from developers, designers, and digital journalists to launch a challenge: How to educate readers and readers to reflect on what they share, and citizens to reflect on who gets their vote in elections?

The event brought together some…


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Brazil Investigative Journalism

Chicas Investigative: three-day meeting on Inclusion, Citizenship and Gender in Brazil.

By on April 2, 2018

In 2018, Chicas Poderosas has begun promoting spaces related to investigative-journalism practices and fact-checking methodologies. Therefore, following the steps of the chapter in Colombia and its project El Poder de Elegir, we decided to repeat the same experience in Brazil. That is how we organized a three-day meeting on…


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Brazil Investigative Journalism

Our event about inclusion, citizenship and gender in Brazil.

By on March 19, 2018

During the 8th, 9th and 10th of March, Chicas Poderosas organized an open-door event focusing on inclusion, citizenship and gender in Brazil. We looked at how to fact-check in Brazil and in Latin America in 2018, how to determine the veracity of information, and what is behind the data.

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17 week Accelerator Brazil

Ajuri: a news agency that does fact-checking from the perspective of the Amazon.

By on March 19, 2018

The Ajuri Agency is a project that is underway in Manaus, Brazil, capital of Amazonas state.

The general director of the team is Jéssica Botelho, journalist and researcher. Her teammates are Polyandra Batista, who has experience in technology and design; Agda Sales, who works in public relations for the agency;…


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Brazil Latin America

Brazilian independent journalism business models

By on March 3, 2018

This week we bring to you real-case scenarios of Brazilian independent journalism business models. During the New Ventures Lab, we started a discussion about different, innovative ways to make independent media sustainable. We brought to the table amazing examples in Brazil such as Brio, JOTA, Mamilos Podcast and Meio….


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Brazil Investigative Journalism

Investigative journalism training in Brazil: inclusion, citizenship and gender in politics

By on February 24, 2018

A look on inclusion, citizenship and gender – in this Brasilien political context.

It is in times of crisis, like what Brazil is experiencing today, that innovation emerge.
Application here
What: FACT CHECKING training for brasilien women journalists (men & LGBTQ are also welcome)

When: March 8th, 9th and 10th

Where: 8th & 9th Chicas Poderosas will be at…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil Investigative Journalism Latin America

MELISSA BELL: Our role model for women leaders in independent media

By on February 24, 2018

“It is very hard to be a women in any industry, but particularly at the media industry. The more power we can have as a group, the better our industries will be”, said Melissa when she started her conference at the NVL.

 

She started her career as a journalist. Now…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil

How to navigate the waves when you are an entrepreneur

By on February 17, 2018

LESSONS LEARNED WITH ADRIANA DO Ó (Novaerah Consultant)
BARBARA FERNANDES (Senior Executive Manager)

The first question that Adriana do Ó and Barbara Fernandes addressed when they began their training at the New Ventures Lab was, how many people here know about the Business  Canvas? Less than half of the participants…

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