Rita Henley Jensen
Founder & editor in chief Women’s eNews
Rita Henley Jensen is founder of Women’s eNews, a daily nonprofit news service based in New York City that covers issues of a particular concern to women and girls. A former senior writer for the National Law Journal and columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Henley Jensen has more than 35 years of experience in journalism and an armload of awards, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni award, the Hunter College Presidential Grant for Innovative Uses of Technology in Teaching, the Alicia Patterson fellowship and the Lloyd P. Burns Public Service prize. Women’s eNews has won more than 40 journalism awards, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Henley Jensen is a survivor of domestic violence who earned degrees from Ohio State University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is the grandmother of four; two granddaughters and two grandsons.