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GMA digital video head selected in Poynter's Leadership Academy for Women

The head of GMA Network's Digital Video and Audio Lab has been selected for a prestigious and highly competitive training program at Poynter Institute.

Bernice Sibucao is set to attend the Leadership Academy for Women in Media in Saint Petersburg, Florida this September. She is among the 31 leaders from news organizations in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, and Pakistan who were selected.

According to the institute's website, the program is one of the most competitive they have and is "designed for women and nonbinary journalists who directly manage people.”

“During the weeklong academy, participants grow their self-awareness, harness their leadership potential, learn how to foster belonging, empathy and inspiration on their teams, and guide their organizations through crisis and opportunity,” the statement added.

The women leaders will attend workshops and talks on topics such as using positional power to lift others, trauma-informed leadership, work-life chemistry, values listening, and more.

Sibucao, an Ateneo De Manila University communications and magna cum laude graduate, heads a groundbreaking team at the Philippines’ largest news organization.

Under Bernice’s leadership, the digital video and audio lab has positioned GMA’s News and public affairs division as a major player in digital with innovative programs that drove millions of viewership and helped reach new audiences. —Nika Roque/JCB, GMA News