A Women’s Leadership Summit Comes To NAB Show


The group #GALSNGEAR has confirmed that it will host its  #GALSNGEAR CONNECT Women’s Leadership Summit, a half-day program, at the 2023 NAB Show.

The program is designed to propel women along their leadership journey with next-level, hands-on work. This year’s summit, presented on April 18 from 8:30am-1pm in partnership with the NAB, features leaders from across the industry in sessions designed to help women build negotiation confidence, access meaningful networking, and gain industry-leader insights that apply to their careers in media and entertainment.

“The Women’s Leadership Summit at NAB Show is for any woman ready to take a few hours out to invest in her own career and development as a leader,” said Michelle Kelly, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Global Connections and Events at the NAB. “While the programming is phenomenal, it’s not just about the skills and the networking. The summit creates a space where women feel supported and heard. No matter where they are in their careers, they can find resources and a community that will help them take that next step.”

#GALSNGEAR CONNECT Women’s Leadership Summit
Tuesday, April 18, in the LVCC West Hall Meeting Rooms W208-W209
8:30-9 a.m. Networking Coffee / Light Breakfast
9-10:15 a.m. Become Negotiation-Ready Workshop
Negotiation skills guru Susan Borke of BorkeWorks will teach three techniques to improve negotiations with managers, team members, clients, contractors, vendors, and even friends or family.
10:30-11 a.m. Speed Networking
A speed-dating-style session hosted by Amanda Sapp, general manager of Houston’s Amazing 102.5FM, that was extremely popular at previous NAB Show events. Participants leave with valuable contacts and a plan of action.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Leadership View Panel
Juliana Broste of TravelingJules will lead a discussion with panelists including Margaret Craig, CEO of Signiant; Darley Newman, Host/Producer of Emmy Award-winning Travels with Darley on PBS and Amazon Prime; Ella Shi, project lead at CBC/Radio-Canada; and Sharon Rossmark, CEO, Women and Drones. Panelists will discuss key inflection points in their careers, industry trends, and the role of negotiating in their own work, among other topics.
12:30-1 p.m. Box Networking Lunch With Sports Video Group (SVG)
“As you build out your network to support your career as a leader, cross-disciplinary knowledge is a real strength,” said #GALSNGEAR Founder Amy DeLouise. “We are not in the trenches alone, and it’s important to form connections with women across distinct areas of the business who can share different experiences and allow us to learn from a broader perspective. The summit provides a great opportunity to make these connections and to create a strong cohort of contacts across complementary disciplines.”


The #GALSNGEAR group produces events throughout the year to ensure women in media, entertainment, and technology gain networking opportunities, develop leadership skills, and build confidence through high-level learning. In addition to hosting the #GALSNGEAR CONNECT Women’s Leadership Summit at the 2023 NAB Show, #GALSNGEAR will partner with SVG to host “Sports Broadcasting and the Metaverse” on Sunday, April 16. In this NAB Show session on the show floor, experts will look at the new and emerging sports broadcasting landscape. A post-session happy hour sponsored by Dell Technologies, NVIDIA, and EVS will follow in the adjacent networking area. An always-popular off-site #GALSNGEAR & Friends Celebrate networking event the evening of Tuesday, April 18, will be sponsored by Signiant.

Dell, NVIDIA, and Blackmagic Design are sponsors for the #GALSNGEAR CONNECT Women’s Leadership Summit at the 2023 NAB Show.