SVG Europe Women Scotland: First speakers announced for Connecting with the Community on 21 March 2024

SVG Europe Women Scotland is returning to The Poetry Club in Glasgow on 21 March 2024

SVG Europe Women Scotland, in association with the independent production company and outside broadcast services provider QTV, has announced the first speakers for its third annual event in the country.

Taking place in person on Thursday 21 March at the Poetry Club in Glasgow, ‘Connecting with the Community’ will be an evening of networking, discussion and inspiration that will look into how the entire sports broadcasting community could work better together, viewing the industry as an ecology that needs nurturing as well as requiring companies to push harder to foster diversity and equality in this region.

It will explore how the next generation of sports broadcasting freelancers need to be supported by the industry to successfully integrate within the existing community, therefore allowing it to remain resilient to industry growth and change.

Attendees of all genders are very welcome to join us at SVG Europe Women Scotland for food, drinks and a lot of networking from 6pm at The Poetry Club on Thursday 21 March. Find out more and register at:

The host for the evening will once again be Alison Walker, the Scottish broadcast and sports journalist. Walker was the first female voice to be heard reporting on live football for the BBC in the 1990s. Since then she has been all over the world covering sport, including nine Olympic Games, four Commonwealth Games and two Ryder Cups.

Timi Adegunwa, founder and chair of Black & Scot, will be speaking at SVG Europe Women Scotland 2024 on the session titled, Mind the gap: Fostering diversity and equality

The first panel – Nurturing the sports broadcasting ecosystem – will see speakers including Tom Giles, IMG Studios’ vice president, director of engineering, EMG UK sales director Angela Gibbons, and QTV director of people and purpose Lucy Lake discussing how OB firms, broadcasters and production companies from Scotland and England need to encourage, support, mentor and utilise newer people post-learning who are moving into the Scottish freelance community, ultimately for the growth of the region’s ecosystem.

This will be followed in the session titled, Mind the gap: Fostering diversity and equality, with Timi Adegunwa, founder and chair of Black & Scot, a dynamic organisation committed to elevating black excellence in Scotland and beyond, and EMG’s group environmental, social and governance director, Rohan Mitchell taking an in-depth look at how an inclusive and equitable workforce makes business sense, and can be achieved for the Scottish sports broadcasting industry, while simultaneously helping to plug skills gaps within this region.

They will look at how tapping into local communities to create a diverse workforce using unplugged talent can make this happen, talking to local groups as well as companies that are already making this work in sports broadcasting.

To find out more and to register go to:



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