Rita Henley Jensen

Rita Henley Jensen was a journalism social entrepreneur who rose from being a domestic violence survivor with a high school diploma to found, launch and lead Women’s eNews in 2000. 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 was 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.

Henley Jensen died from breast cancer on October 18, 2017.