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Welcome to the SVGE Women in Sports Media

The inaugural event for the Women’s Initiative was at IBC in September, 2017
Women’s Initiative Winter Holidays Event: 13 December 2017 -DTG, Vauxhall, London.

SVG Europe’s Women in Sports Media Initiative event outstanding success

Attendees at the second SVG Europe’s Women in Sports Media Initiative event listen to speakers

 Women from across the media broadcast industry turned up last night at the DTG in London to listen to inspiring women and discuss the issues they face in the marketplace today. With a great turnout, attendees from a wide range of businesses, from IMG Premier League Productions to Sky and Dolby were in attendance, and some had flown in for the event from as far afield as Paris.

The evening began with an introduction to SVG Europe and the Women in Sports Media Initiative from Heather McLean, SVG Europe contributing editor and internal lead on the initiative. Lise Cosimi, chief of external relations at HBS, spoke at length about the initiative and when she feels this industry needs to help the women within it today, and the young women coming down the line.

Next up, Cosimi had an insightful discussion with UNESCO director of media, Mirta Lourenco, about how her career took her from Argentina to the UN. The conversation then opened up into a forum with attendees speaking about how they see the state of women in broadcast today, the existence (or not) of a glass ceiling for women, and the need for networking and support from women, to other women.

UNESCO director of media, Mirta Lourenco, speaking to Lise Cosimi, chief of external relations at HBS

Jennifer Angell, director of international project services for broadcast at VER, then interviewed Eva Spit, a successful OB engineer at CTV Outside Broadcast, on how she got into engineering and how she is moving ahead with her career. Finally, the DTG’s Ranjeet Kaur, who comes from an engineering background and is now head of product testing at the DTG, spoke about the trajectory of her career progression and experience in a senior position amongst a male-dominated industry.

Eva Spit, OB engineer at CTV Outside Broadcast, speaking to Jennifer Angell, director of international project services for broadcast at VER

Tim Frost, SVG Europe’s audience and digital development manager, who passed away the previous weekend, was remembered for his help in bringing this event together.

The intimate event continued with networking and wine, and discussions on how to take the initiative forward. Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive, with all stating they were looking forward to the next one.

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