Rita Henley Jensen
Rita Henley Jensen is a journalism social entrepreneur who rose from being a domestic violence survivor with a high school diploma to found, launch and lead a successful Internet-based news service in 2000. Women’s eNews is a daily nonprofit news site covering issues of particular concern for women and girls around the globe. It is now the winner of more than 46 journalism awards. Most recently the Women Economic Forum, based in India, named Henley Jensen the 2016 Iconic Thought Leader for the Decade in Media.
On May 31, 2016, Henley Jensen pivoted from serving as the Women’s eNews editor in chief and president of the board to serving as founder and editor in chief emerita. She has been appointed a 2017 research associate for the Five Colleges Consortium, based in Mt. Holyoke, Mass., to expand her work on Jane Crow: Why the Mothers Are Dying.