#GALSNGEAR CONNECT Women's Leadership Summit

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Originally Aired - Tuesday, April 16   |   8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT

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This half-day program called “motivating” and “valuable” by past participants is geared to help you level up your career journey at every stage. With hands-on work with insightful industry leaders, this year’s program focus is building your professional brand. Expand your network, get inspired, and take your career where you want it to go in media and entertainment.

8:30am-9:30am – Networking Coffee/Connect and Opening Keynote: A Conversation with Samira Bakhtiar, General Manager, Media & Entertainment, Games and Sports, AWS
Grab coffee, meet other #GALSNGEAR participants across different industry sectors and get ready to power up your leadership journey. Gain insights from one of the most influential leaders in our industry.

9:30am-10:15am – Workshop: "Strategies for Building Your Professional Brand"
Learn proven strategies to amplify your professional brand, build your thought leadership, and elevate your career to the next level. This is a hands-on experience that will give you tips you can implement right now at the rest of NAB Show and beyond.

Speaker: Amy DeLouise, Founder of #GALSNGEAR, Chief Creative Officer, DeLouise Enterprises

10:15am-10:30am – Coffee/Connect Break

10:30am-11:15am – Panel: "Powering Up Your Career Brand in Media/Tech"

Explore how leaders in media and entertainment managed their professional brands as they developed their careers. Learn how they built their own authentic voice while working within larger brands, and how they launched into new areas.


  • Kylee Peña, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Professional Editorial, Adobe
  • Danielle Stocki, Project Manager, Graphics Production, FOX Sports
  • Moderated by Nikki Bethel, President & CEO, Emma Bowen Foundation

11:15am-12:00pm – Pro Headshots with Ervinas Media, sponsored by Perifery
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12:00pm - 1:00pm – Joint Sports Video Group & #GALSNGEAR Lunch Panel: "The Future of Story: Tech Trends & Audience Engagement"
Delve into new technologies that are changing storytelling in sports and beyond. Find out the latest tools and strategies for audience engagement. Learn what these innovators are doing to stay on the leading edge. #GALSNGEAR Summit paid attendees are welcomed to stay for this event, joined by SVG members.


  • Andrea Berry, EVP of Operations & Technology, NBCUniversal – Telemundo and Latin America
  • Michelle Munson, CEO, Eluvio
  • Barbara Lange, Former Exec Director of SMPTE and Principal & CEO, Kibo121
  • Patti Fallick, Managing Director, Broadcast, United States Tennis Association (USTA)

Included in this Session:

Joint SVGW & #GALSNGEAR Lunch Panel - "The Future of Story: Tech Trends & Audience Engagement"


Samira Panah Bakhtiar
General Manager, Media & Entertainment, Games and Sports
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Nikki Bethel
President & CEO
Emma L. Bowen Foundation, CEO & President
Amy DeLouise
Director, Producer, & Founder
Kylee Peña
Senior Product Marketing Manager for Professional Editorial
Danielle Stocki
Project Manager, Graphics Production
FOX Sports