Platform’s CEO to produce NAB Show panel on diversity and inclusion

Gay Bell, Chief Executive of Platform Communications will be sharing her passion for diversity and equality during an NAB Show panel she is producing and moderating in Las Vegas this month.

The panel, entitled Equality PaysLeveraging diversity as a force for innovation and success – will look at the hot topics of gender equality, equal pay, ethnic diversity and inclusion, and ask why should the TV and broadcast industry care about driving a diversity agenda?

Gay believes that the simple answer is in the facts – for example, a recent report by Deloitte shows that when employees “think their organization is committed to and supportive of diversity, and they feel included, their ability to innovate increases by 83%.

She says: “For an industry dependent on innovation – facts such as this should be a good enough and logical reason. But progress is slow. The white, male dominance of the TV and broadcast technology space is undeniable.”

On the panel, senior women from the industry will debate the potential benefits for TV companies who embrace diversity; share some of their personal journeys and discuss what can be practically done to accelerate the pace of equality and inclusion.


  • Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Managing Director, Sprockit
  • Andrea Berry, CEO, The G.A.P. Media Group
  • Lise Cosimi-Breant, Chief External Relations, HBS
  • Michelle Duke, Vice President, NAB Education Foundation
  • Christina Mixon, Managing Director, Mixon Digital

The panel will take place at:

Connected Media IP Theatre,

South Upper Hall, LVCC

Tuesday, April 10th