Audio boss: Pam Barnes of Cloudbass talks stubbornness, shifting opinions and a love of sport

By Pam Barnes, Cloudbass head of sound resources

I think it takes incredible determination – regardless of your sex – to work in TV. I don’t think being male or female has any bearing on your ability to do the job, deal with the pressure or the hours that are involved.

Yes, I absolutely have had to deal with the “you can’t, you are a girl” comments, but I’m afraid I am so incredibly stubborn and always have been, that comments like that stopped causing me any concern a long time ago. I have proved to myself that I am capable and for a long time, I had such doubts about my abilities. Imposter syndrome is a very real thing!

I would also like to point out that in the 15 years I have been in OBs, the shift in opinions about women in senior technical roles has moved considerably.

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