Gender equality, equal pay, ethnic diversity, and equal opportunities for all are hot topics in the media right now. But why should the TV and broadcast industry care about driving a diversity agenda? The simple answer is in the facts – for example a recent report by Deloitte shows that when employees ‘think their organisation is committed to and supportive of diversity, and they feel included’, their ability to innovate increases by 83%.
For an industry dependent on innovation – facts such as this should be a good enough and logical reason. But progress is slow. The white, male dominance of the TV and broadcast technology space is undeniable.
On this Connected Media|IP @ NAB Show 2018 panel - which takes place in the CM|IP Debate Theatre in South Hall Upper (SU10804) at 10.30am on Tuesday 10 April - four senior women from the industry will debate the potential benefits for TV companies who embrace diversity, share some of their personal journeys and discuss what can be practically done to accelerate the pace of equality.
Gay Bell, chief executive, Platform Communications (pictured).