The OpEd Project was founded to change who writes history.
The story we tell becomes the world we live in.
The world becomes more intelligent when it is more inclusive.
The best ideas, regardless of where they come from, should have a chance to be heard and to change the world.
We value a radically inclusive society that moves us toward freedom and justice. We do this by accelerating the ideas and impact of underrepresented thinkers, including women of all backgrounds. Because of our values, we reject racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, nativism, Islamaphobia, antisemitism, white supremacy, violence, bigotry, and abuse in all forms.
Working with universities, think tanks, foundations, nonprofits, corporations and community organizations across the nation, we scout and train under-represented experts (especially women) to take thought leadership positions in their fields (through op-eds and much more); we connect them with our international network of high-level media mentors; and we vet and channel the best new ideas and experts directly to media gatekeepers across all platforms. We offer customized multi-day and multi-week programs for organizations, and we run day-long programs open to the public (40% on scholarship) in major US cities. We also run year-long fellowship programs for top faculty at select universities. Our dynamic, game-inspired programs are built on experimental, transformational learning around thought leadership, and address big questions, including: What do you know, Why does it matter, and How can you use it to change the world?