In my professional journey, I've found that adopting a horizontal leadership approach has been instrumental in fostering innovation within the media landscape. Here's a recap of my contributions to collaborative project management so far.
Los Derechos No Se Aíslan
In 2020, I conceptualized, orchestrated, and managed 'Los Derechos No Se Aíslan,' a nationwide investigation shedding light on the challenges faced by LGTBQI+ individuals in accessing sexual and reproductive rights during the pandemic. This collaborative effort involved over 45 journalists and professionals from across the country. Our impactful work resonated in over 100 media outlets, influenced discussions in the National Congress during the debate on the Safe, Free, and Legal Abortion Bill (passed on December 30th, 2020), earned recognition from the Province of Córdoba's Legislature, and garnered two honorable mentions at prestigious journalism awards presented by Fundación Gabo and the National Journalistic Entities Association (ADEPA).
As part of the Studio 20: Digital First master’s program at New York University under the guidance of Jay Rosen, I spearheaded the coordination of our class collaborative project, ComingFrom.org. This website showcases media outlets and journalists committed to transparency about their perspectives. Our work, unveiled in December 2021, garnered acclaim from media professionals, journalism educators, analysts, and transparency enthusiasts throughout the United States.
First Mediathon in Latin America
As a Chicas Poderosas volunteer in July 2019, I contributed to organizing an event that united a hundred female journalists, designers, coders, and media professionals. The goal was to collaboratively create journalistic projects addressing underrepresented social issues. Following intensive workshops and mentor-guided collaboration, 13 impactful stories were published in various media outlets. This successful initiative inspired similar events in Chicas Poderosas chapters in Mexico and Colombia, with outcomes presented at the 2020 Online News Association Conference (ONA20).
Talks and Conferences
In October 2020, I had the privilege of serving as a moderator at the Online News Association (ONA) Annual Conference. Alongside my colleagues María Belén Arce Terceros and Gia Castello from Chicas Poderosas, we shared valuable insights, lessons, and challenges gleaned from our collaborative efforts in organizing Mediathons across Latin America.
In July 2021, I presented an open talk on 'Tools for Collaborative Remote Work' in collaboration with my colleague Nicole Martin. This virtual workshop was featured at Campus Party 2021, an annual conference that brings together hundreds of professionals from across the region to delve into topics related to digital innovation.
Incubadora de Liderazgo
In July 2021, I took on the roles of mentor and trainer at the Leadership Incubator hosted by Chicas Poderosas with support from Google News Initiative. We worked with 25 Latin American media outlets, highlighting the importance of promoting effective team dynamics, collaboration, and diversity to support journalists in driving innovation within the newsroom
¿Y A Vos Quién Te Cuidó?
During the 2019 Mediathon, which I played a role in organizing, I served as a mentor for a diverse team of women journalists, communicators, coders, and designers. Together, we created a video special on the feminization of care work, which was initially published at Revista Late and later shared by various national, local, and regional media outlets.