From The Women’s Career Accelerator Virtual Event
Co-Hosted by #GALSNGEAR and NAB Amplify
Learn from women at the top echelons of leadership the twists and turns of their professional paths, obstacles they’ve overcome, and strategies they share for advancing in a purposeful and satisfying career.
- April Carty-Sipp, Executive VP, National Association of Broadcasters
- DeShuna Spencer, CEO, kweli/TV
- Tricia Iboshi, CEO, Videon
- Cynthia Kanner, SVP Post Production, HBO
- Gay Bell, Platform Communications
More Sessions from the Women’s Career Accelerator Virtual Event Co-Hosted by #GALSNGEAR and NAB Amplify
- Money Matters: Empowering Women Leaders
- Beyond Networking: Building Connections for Your Future in the Media/Tech Industry
The Women’s Career Accelerator presented by NAB Show will take place as two connected events April 26, 2022, in Las Vegas. Get ready to take the next step in your desired career journey.
Take time to invest in your career, your network, your brand. Join a community of women across the industry for this deep-dive, one-of-a-kind leadership experience built to amplify your unique leadership skills. Get ready to take the next step in your desired career journey.
Women who own their leadership journey are better equipped to build, lead and inspire high-performing teams that deliver impact. And those who are part of a supportive community are more likely to find a successful and rewarding career path.
Whether you work in Streaming Media, Broadcast, Film & Content Production or Live Events, this full day, hands-on workshop will jump-start your journey. Create your own leadership map and brand, based on your own leadership style, strengths, and goals. Connect with other emerging leaders. Capitalize on areas for further growth.
Shift your mindset and your skill set from a “do-er” to a leader.
Planned Workshop Sessions:
- Create Your Leadership Road Map
- Define Your Leadership Brand
- Build Your Negotiation Skills
- Financial Empowerment
CEO, Platform Communications
As Chief Executive of Platform Communications, Gay Bell brings more than 30 years international business experience focused on the technology and media markets. She is known as a saavy communications strategist who knows how to build a market presence for her agency’s many global high tech and media clients.
Gay is highly experienced at helping companies – from start-ups to multi-nationals – message and communicate technology and corporate leadership, mergers and acquisitions, and market diversity to a wide range of external and internal stakeholders. Clients include: Amino, Edgecast, Grass Valley, The Switch, Videon and Yahoo, among others.
Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs, National Association of Broadcasters
April Carty-Sipp has over 20 years of experience in the television industry leading marketing, branding, creative and programming teams for corporations such as Disney ABC Television Group and Comcast/NBCUniversal. She is currently the Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and previously served as the Senior Vice President of Television and Radio.
Prior to working at NAB, Carty-Sipp was vice president/director of programming at Disney ABC-owned WPVI-TV Philadelphia. In that position, Carty-Sipp led local programming, production and the public affairs departments at WPVI. She also supervised original programming at the station. Before her five-year stint at WPVI, Carty-Sipp worked for 12 years in the creative and marketing departments at Comcast/NBC Universal. She was ultimately promoted to Senior Vice President of Creative Services and Brand Integration for NBC Regional Sports Networks, which consisted of 14 sports and entertainment networks in 50 million U.S. homes.
DeShuna Elisa Spencer
Founder and CEO, kweliTV
As the Founder and CEO of kweliTV, a streaming platform that celebrates global black stories and amplifies storytellers of African descent, DeShuna is a former radio host and producer of emPower Hour, a show that examined social justice issues affecting people of color, on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. DeShuna graduated from Jackson State University where she studied communications and journalism.
She has written for The Clarion-Ledger, The Oakland Tribune and the Crisis Magazine. She is a Halcyon Incubator Fellow, a Voqal Fellow and a Google NexGen Policy Leader. She was first place winner of the 2017 Harvard Business School African Business Conference Pitch Competition and is featured in the book, “How We Fight White Supremacy” as one of the more than 60+ black leading organizers, artists, journalists, entrepreneurs, etc., combating white supremacy through their work. In 2019, the Digital Diversity Network named DeShuna the Innovation & Inclusion Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
Tricia is a 20-year broadcast and media industry veteran in IP video technology, including nine years at the Platform, now part of Comcast Technology Solutions. She has been driving operations at BlackArrow, Make.TV and LTN Global. Combining a strong background in sales and operations, Iboshi drives the global Videon go-to-market strategy.
She lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband, daughter and two little rowdy dogs.
Sr. Vice President, Post Production, HBO/WarnerMedia
Cynthia Kanner is Senior Vice President, Post Production, for Home Box Office/WarnerMedia, responsible for overseeing post production on films, miniseries and series. Among the more than 100 projects she has worked on are the critically acclaimed and award-winning Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects, His Dark Materials, My Brilliant Friend, Game Change, American Splendor, Maria Full of Grace, The Laramie Project, The Gathering Storm, Angels in America, Silicon Valley, and Girls.
Kanner joined HBO as Director, Post Production for HBO Pictures in October 1995.
Prior to HBO, Kanner freelanced in both production and post production and was a production executive at Kings Road Entertainment, where she oversaw the production of five features. She started her career as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand working on audits, mergers and acquisitions.
Kanner has always been passionate about mentoring and expanding opportunities for underserved communities. To that end she co-founded “Digital Dove” at Covenant House, an award-winning program that teaches filmmaking and life skills to homeless youth. Currently she has started programs in NY/LA/London to train, credential and prepare diverse talent for careers in post production.
Kanner holds a BA in History from Yale University and an MBA from New York University.