The SVG Podcast: Widening the Field — Achieving Greater Diversity in Sports Production

Across gender, race, class, and even disability, how can media companies promote diversity in their workforces?

We broach a very important topic on this episode of The SVG Podcast: diversity in sports production. Progress has been made in front of the camera in this regard, but, when it comes to behind the scenes, progress has been slower.

We have a special roundtable conversation for you to address this issue on the show today. We’re joined by Bob Clarke, founder/chief executive, MAMA Youth Project; Inga Ruehl, director, Sky Production Services; and Ekta Hutton, acting head, HBS Broadcast Academy, to share practical steps that broadcasters can take to promote equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion in their workplaces.

This talk took place at SVG Europe’s Sport Production Summit, which was held on Sept. 12 at the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam. Your moderator is Heather McLean, editor, SVG Europe.

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