WSMI is the Women's Sports Media Initiative of the Sports Video Group. Open to all women working in sports media, with a focus on the technology side of sports production, this group meets periodically to learn, network, and help grow the role and impact of women involved in sports production.

Mission: To advance the role of women in the creation, production, and distribution of sports content.

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday's SVGW lunch at NAB 2018! And a very special thank you to Lisa Gillette for...
04/11/2018

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday's SVGW lunch at NAB 2018! And a very special thank you to Lisa Gillette for leading an amazing discussion! #SVGatNAB

It’s a packed house at our annual SVGW #NABShow lunch. Former Fox Sports exec Lisa Gillette is discussing Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace. Follow @SVG_SVGW over on Twitter. #SVGatNAB

Happy International Women's Day from our team to yours!
03/08/2018

Happy International Women's Day from our team to yours!

We're powered by three talented women who make what we do possible: Marketing Coordinator Catherine Worley, Senior Editor Karen Hogan Ketchum, and Conference Coordinator Alicia Montanaro. To all women across the sports video industry, #HappyInternationalWomensDay!

Learn more about our SVGW group here: http://bit.ly/2Ft0c4r

SVG's women's networking group is now SVGW! Be sure to follow SVGW on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest new...
01/17/2018
SVG Rebrands Women’s Networking Group as SVGW

SVG's women's networking group is now SVGW! Be sure to follow SVGW on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest news, event announcements, and more!

The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that the Women’s Sports Media Initiative has been rebranded SVGW. The new brand, which was unveiled during the g

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03/12/2015

Heading to NAB 2015? Take a break from the show floor and stop by WSMI's networking lunch! The lunch will take place on Tuesday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m., and feature a one-on-one conversation with EVS Managing Director and CEO Muriel De Lathouwer. All are welcome! Contact Karen Hogan at [email protected] for more information.

Interesting read on why women are leaving the tech industry
02/26/2015
Women are leaving the tech industry in droves

Interesting read on why women are leaving the tech industry

Ana Redmond launched into a technology career for an exciting challenge and a chance to change the world. She was well-equipped to succeed too: An ambitious math and science wiz, she could code faster, with fewer errors, than anyone she knew.

11/05/2014

WSMI will host its annual meeting on Monday, Dec. 15 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the New York Hilton Hotel! Join us for light refreshments, networking, and a panel discussion featuring top producers from NBC Olympics, CBS Sports, ESPN, and Tupelo-Honey Raycom. For more information, please email WSMI Director Karen Hogan at [email protected]. Hope to see you there!

Variety: "The NFL could take a cue from 'Fox NFL Sunday,' where women are a constant presence, both in traditional femal...
10/08/2014
Women Calling Shots Behind the Scenes at 'Fox NFL Sunday'

Variety: "The NFL could take a cue from 'Fox NFL Sunday,' where women are a constant presence, both in traditional female roles like wardrobe and makeup — and in more powerful functions."

At NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s dud of a press conference on Sept. 19, the commish seemed to confirm an embarrassing fact: The NFL had no women in the room as it decided how to handle disciplin...

"Female sports broadcasters driving the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson stories see this as a potentially watershed moment ...
09/23/2014
After N.F.L. Scandals, Female Journalists Find Stronger Voice

"Female sports broadcasters driving the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson stories see this as a potentially watershed moment for their profession, a turning point that could bring them more fully into the conversation," writes The New York Times.

Female sports broadcasters driving the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson stories see this as a potentially watershed moment for their profession.

A thoughtful look at the "power outage" of women in sports, both in front of and behind the camera.
11/13/2013
Women In Sports: Fight the Power Outage

A thoughtful look at the "power outage" of women in sports, both in front of and behind the camera.

Last week a San Francisco sports radio host named Damon Bruce shared some silly, pretty neanderthal thoughts about women and their role in the sports world, which, predictably, set off the outrage cycle on social media. Yesterday, my former colleague Rob Neyer, a baseball columnist for SB Nation, to...

Stan Conte, Dodgers VP of Medical Services: "People should be judged on what they do and how good they are at doing it, ...
07/30/2013
Barrier-breaking female trainer a good fit for Dodgers

Stan Conte, Dodgers VP of Medical Services: "People should be judged on what they do and how good they are at doing it, not whether they're short or tall, or male or female."

LOS ANGELES -- There are nights when Sue Falsone walks onto the field at Dodger Stadium and girls in the stands shout at her and wave. They later tell Falsone they want to grow up and be just like her, and that gives her a warm feeling that never gets old.

05/16/2013

WSMI will host a networking event in Atlanta on Wednesday, May 29 at 11 am! Stop by to listen, learn, exchange ideas, and meet other women in the industry! Interested in attending? Email Karen Hogan at [email protected] by May 22.

Only female CEO in the NFL resigns
05/13/2013
Amy Trask resigns from Raiders

Only female CEO in the NFL resigns

Raiders CEO Amy Trask, a long-time member of the organization and the only high-level female executive in the league who isn’t related to team ownership (other than Dolphins V.P. of football administration Dawn Aponte), has resigned from the organization. She informed owner Mark Davis of the decisio...

Unfortunately still an issue in sports broadcasting
05/01/2013
On sexism in sports, the last acceptable prejudice

Unfortunately still an issue in sports broadcasting

A hockey player's dismissal of a female reporter suggests that in sports it's still okay to invalidate someone on the basis of gender or appearance.

Thanks again to all who attended last week's WSMI meeting! It was wonderful to see so many of you there.  For those of y...
12/18/2012
WSMI Annual Meeting Focuses on Improving Relationships Between Creative and Tech : Sports Video Gro

Thanks again to all who attended last week's WSMI meeting! It was wonderful to see so many of you there. For those of you who were unable to attend, here's a recap of the meeting's panel discussion.

On Monday, Dec. 10, in conjunction with SVG’s League Technology Summit, more than 50 members of the Women’s Sports Media Initiative gathered for the group’s annual meeting. The agenda featured a panel discussion titled Human Dynamics in the Digital Workplace: How To Get Creative and Technology Perso...

12/05/2012

WSMI's annual meeting is less than a week away! The agenda includes a discussion on Human Dynamics in the Digital Workplace: How To Get Creative and Technology Personnel Working Together, and plenty of time for networking! If you are interested in attending the Monday, Dec. 10 meeting, please email [email protected].

11/15/2012

WSMI will host its annual meeting on Monday, December 10, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the New York Hilton Hotel. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Karen Hogan at [email protected] no later than November 30. All are welcome! The meeting will include a discussion on enhancing communication between technical and creative personnel in the digital workplace, with additional program details to follow. Hope to see you there!

SMPTE elects first female president!
10/11/2012
Warner Bros.' Wendy Aylsworth Named President Of SMPTE

SMPTE elects first female president!

As the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers approaches its 100 year anniversary, it has elected Wendy Aylsworth as its first woman president. Aylsworth, who is senior vp of technology at Warner Bros. Technical Operations, will begin to serve a two-term as president of the Society’s bo...

10/08/2012

Save the date! WSMI's Annual Meeting in NYC will be held on Monday, December 10, from 9:30am to noon. We are currently looking for input in forming the program. Please email any suggestions for discussion topics and possible speakers to [email protected].

09/18/2012
Women Seen Unfit for Football as Men Run 97% of College Sports

Out of 120 ADs at college football's highest level, only four are women. What can be done?

Forty years after the U.S. governmentâs Title IX required equal athletic opportunities for men and women, just four women are in charge at the 120 sports departments in college footballâs top tier. Women havenât been groomed for a top job that includes everything from overseein...

Michele Smith breaks through the glass ceiling and into the broadcast booth!
08/17/2012
Michele Smith To Become First Female Analyst To Call Complete MLB Game - SportsBus

Michele Smith breaks through the glass ceiling and into the broadcast booth!

“Sunday MLB on TBS” this weekend will welcome ESPN softball analyst Michele Smith into the broadcast booth to join Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz to call the Dodgers-Braves game. Smith will be the first female analyst to be part of a full, nationally televised MLB broadcast

Why are broadcasters judging male and female Olympians by different standards?
08/03/2012
What's Wrong with Media Coverage of Women Olympians?

Why are broadcasters judging male and female Olympians by different standards?

Focusing on the supposed "diva" behavior, outfits, hair and parenting of women athletes trivializes their accomplishments and makes them seem less powerful -- and ultimately less valuable.

No Women for the Hall. Again.
06/28/2012
No Women for the Hall. Again.

No Women for the Hall. Again.

For the second straight year, no women were chosen for the Hockey Hall of Fame. A possible reason: No women were on the selection committee.

05/15/2012

WSMI will be hosting a networking event on Wednesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. Our speaker will be Karen Brodkin, EVP of Business and Legal Affairs for Fox Sports Media Group. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected].

Why we need to keep talking about women in tech
05/11/2012
Why we need to keep talking about women in tech

Why we need to keep talking about women in tech

The conversation about getting women into the tech industry is far from over, and unfortunately, vicious sexism is still alive and well. Don't get complacent, folks. It's still bad out there. Read this blog post by Molly Wood on Molly Rants.

An excellent response to the Sarah Phillips ESPN scandal. Kudos to writer Dory LeBlanc for taking the high road -- women...
05/10/2012
The Impact of this Sarah Phillips Mess on Female Sports Writers

An excellent response to the Sarah Phillips ESPN scandal. Kudos to writer Dory LeBlanc for taking the high road -- women in sports media DO have too much to do to worry about it!

A friend texted me Saturday and asked if I felt Sarah Phillips was ruining any opportunities for me.

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