The Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) has announced new supporting partners for the NEXT Women program. The program provides resources and community for professional and personal development, empowering and preparing women for advancement at each stage of their careers.
Underwritten by WideOrbit since its launch in 2020, NEXT Women helps identify, prepare and advocate for women in the local broadcast television industry as they aspire to leadership roles.
As of now, new Supporting Partners joining the program are ABC Owned Television Stations, BIA Advisory Services, Cox Media Group, CoxReps, The E.W. Scripps Company, Graham Media Group, Gray Television, Hearst Television, Katz Television Group, Marathon Ventures, Morgan Murphy Media, NBCUniversal Local, Nielsen, Standard Media Group, Telemundo, and Univision Television Group.
The NEXT Women program currently has 1,700+ members and provides resources and community for professional and personal development, empowering and preparing women for advancement at each stage of their careers. The program fosters leadership, communication and professional skill building through engaging programming including webinars, video sessions, podcasts and live networking events.
“As glass ceilings give way to opportunities for women, local TV’s next generation of female leaders must be success-ready,” said Abby Auerbach, Executive Director of TVB’s NEXT Women. “The TVB NEXT Women initiative is designed to help women reach their leadership goals by providing tools and strategies for success. We are thrilled to have these Supporting Partners help us continue this very important work to advance the local broadcast TV industry.”
NEXT Women encourages a “women-conscious approach” to hiring and promotion. The program’s goal is to help improve talent recruitment and retention, diversify station and corporate management, and demonstrate industry leadership.
This year’s focus is mentorship, diversity, equity and inclusion.