SVGW (formerly Women’s Sports Media Initiative) is a networking group that aims to enhance the role of women in the creation, production, and distribution of sports content. SVGW members work for sports leagues, teams, television networks, technology companies, and start-ups where their focus is the business and technology behind sports production. SVG sponsors SVGW meetings, lunch-and-learns, and speaker events on a quarterly basis nationwide, where members are invited to listen, learn, exchange ideas and best practices, and meet other women in the industry.

For more information on SVGW, please contact SVGW Director Karen Hogan Ketchum at

Women’s Leadership Roundtable: Chicago

After a successful debut at the SVGW Annual Meeting in New York City, the Women’s Leadership Roundtable travels to Chicago! During the panel, we’ll discuss what makes for a good leader. While there is no one-size-fits-all explanation, executives in the sports-broadcasting industry share many similar traits that make them effective, efficient, and successful leaders. Learn from industry leaders as they discuss their unique career trajectories, current challenges, shared characteristics, and future goals in the industry.
Confirmed Panelists:
Kim Beauvais, Big Ten Network, SVP, Human Resources and Business Operations
Sarah Lauch, NBC Sports Chicago, Executive Producer, Original Content

Tuesday, June 26
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (The RSN Summit begins at 4:00 p.m. on June 26)

The Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603
The Buckingham Room, Fifth Floor

Karen Hogan Ketchum, Director, SVGW or (646) 559-0434

 NAB 2018

At NAB, the group will hold its annual networking lunch.

DATE: Tuesday, April 10
TIME: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N238

Lisa Gillette, formerly SVP of On-Air Planning at Fox Sports and currently a career development coach and consultant, will give a presentation entitled “Managing” Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace: Three Keys to Creating a Level Playing Field. The presentation will be very interactive, and we look forward to your participation in the discussion!

RSVP: To RSVP, CLICK HERE or email SVGW Director Karen Hogan Ketchum at All are welcome to attend!