Females in the Broadcast Industry (FBI) will be bringing a new event to IBC2014. Sponsored by Ross Video, the event is designed to bring together the industry's women and associations to create a thought-provoking panel discussion and networking lunch.
The panel will discuss what companies and the industry are doing to attract women to the industry and asks: Is this enough? How do we educate the next generation of women for non-traditional female roles?
The event is open to all women and men attending the IBC exhibition, and will be held from 12.30 – 14.00 on Saturday 13 September in Room D201, on the second floor of the Elysium Suites.
Panelists currently include: Sadie Groom (MD, Bubble and Squeak), Lesley Johnson (operations director, BBC Worldwide), Laura Thommen (VP enterprise sales, MelroseTec), Carrie Wootten (head of commercial development, Ravensbourne) and Nicki Fisher (sales director EMEA, Clear-Com).
David Dowling, EMEA sales director of sponsor Ross Video, commented: "We are very pleased to be supporting this FBI initiative and we feel it’s very important for women to have a dedicated forum that can work towards opening up opportunities in the industry. When I look around the broadcast world I’m consistently shocked at the very small number of women in sales, technical and operational roles. That’s something that needs to change. There are a great many well-educated and motivated women who are perfectly capable of developing a successful career in broadcast given the chance. We look forward to working with FBI to help open these doors and ensure we see women working in every type of role in broadcast.”
Registration for the event can be completed online.