To challenge and change sport and sport culture as male-only, we galvanize global leaders in the sport industry and academy in a virtual forum type environment, to engage in meaningful discussion about inequities for women in sports. Discussion topics to include four key high-level categories: exposure, programming & media's role; access and participation; and commercialization, see categories below. At this meeting of the minds, the leaders exchange of ideas to realize and leverage their influence, and in many cases their already established research and resources, to identify how the industry can collectively bring quicker global responsiveness of the blatant and not so blatant inequities women face in sport. At this forum, we will explore the possibility of establishing a working group to develop some level of a strategic action plan, designed for immediate and deliberate systemic improvements and change within the four categories, but not limited to these, mentioned herein. While, In-Clinic, the expectation is for all parties to be transparent with their thoughts and ideas on the topics. Accountability Revolutn "In-Clinic" Participants include:
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Presented by GXSLab
Moderated by: Nathanuel Johnson, 4th Year RTA Sport Media Student and Team Project Lead, GXSLab Accountability Revolutn in Sport Media
Presented by Joe Recupero, Associate Professor, RTA Sport Media
Moderated by: Laurel Walzak, Associate Professor, RTA Sport Media
Dr. Ivan Joseph, Vice President Student Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University and Author, You Got This (Previous Athletic Director, Ryerson University).
Nathanuel is a fourth year Sport Media student at Ryerson University. He has a passion for business and is therefore working towards a minor in Marketing. He has experience in marketing, social media and podcasting. Nathanuel is intrigued by the psychology of fans and how they ultimately impact the consumptions and monetization of sport. Through his work on this event, Nathanuel’s goal is to bring awareness towards diversity and inclusion within the sports industry.
Keaton is a third year Sport Media student at Ryerson University. As an avid sports fan, and one with a high interest in the statistics portion of it, her knowledge of the game is beneficial in her studies of sport media. Upon completing her studies, Keaton is looking into pursuing a career in production, where she is able to be a part of the production, planning and execution of events. She is passionate about increasing diversity within the industry by looking to be in a position behind the camera, helping to make the creative decisions. Through her work on this event, she is hoping to highlight the diversity within the sports industry while also questioning the noticeable absences and holding them accountable.
Natasha is a third year Sport Media student at Ryerson University. As a former National Team and Ryerson Varsity fencer, she brings her experience as an athlete to her approach with sport media. Completing a minor in business, Natasha is interested in pursuing a career in sport sponsorship and strategies. Producing a live radio show for the past two and a half years about women in the sport industry, Natasha is passionate about changing the stigma around females in sport.
Ella is a third year RTA Sport Media student with a minor in French who is constantly working towards making the sport media landscape a more equal and diverse industry for women. Over the past three years, Ella has co-hosted a radio show and podcast called Girls Got Game which aims to shed light on amazing females in sports while discussing ways to overcome the barriers women may face in this industry. During her time at Ryerson, Ella has been able to hone her skills through roles such as social media coordinator, editing assistant, content contributor, and marketing director with various sport media companies and Ryerson groups. Ella also enjoys working on live sport productions for the Ryerson Rams. In the future, Ella would like to explore more of the production side of sport media, working behind the scenes to ensure a successful broadcast.
Aaron is a first year sport media student at Ryerson University. With a passion for graphic design, he currently works with the Get Your Head in the Game podcast, which focuses on mental health and sport, in their content creation department. Through Aaron’s work on this event, he hopes to bring awareness towards diversity and inclusion through his creation of social media and graphic content.
Julianna is a first-year Sport Media student at Ryerson University. She is interested in several areas of media, including post-video production, digital media and social media. Julianna is pursuing a minor in Public Relations as she is interested in and hoping to gain knowledge about professional communication and brand reputation. Through this event, Julianna hopes to work with others, gain more experience with digital media, and contribute to the highlighting of important discussions regarding diversity and accountability in sport media.
Zhen is a first year Sport Media student at Ryerson University. She is interested in the business and marketing of sports and the possibilities of reaching and attracting more diverse audiences. She has experience writing for a variety of platforms and is currently working as a Marketing Associate for the Ryerson Sports and Business Association. Her work on this event will provide her with the opportunity to ask difficult questions regarding diversity and inclusion while contributing to meaningful conversations and sparking action within the sports industry.
Sneha is a first year Sport Media Student at Ryerson University. She manages social media content for GXSLab's Big Brain Sports and is also part of the social media team of Unbenched, an all women's sports blogsite. Currently the producer and Board Operator of a radio show that surrounds mental health, Sneha is passionate about having conversations regarding how the sport media industry deals with such important issues, as well as shedding light on diversity and inclusion.
Shaan is a first year student at Ryerson University pursuing a degree in Sport Media with a minor in Marketing. He has a strong interest in both sport and business. Intrigued by analytics, statistics and team strategy in sport, Shaan is looking for a career encompassing these disciplines. Shaan has a strong passion and is invested in change with regard to equity, diversity and inclusion, specifically in the sports industry and is always looking for ways to participate with changing the narrative within these areas.
Justin is a second year Sport Media student at Ryerson University. He is interested in video production and storytelling through digital content. Passionate about Esports, he hopes to promote and work in this rapidly growing industry in the future. Through this event, Justin hopes to share the stories of individuals fighting for equality in the field of media.
Rania is a first year Sport Media student at Ryerson University. Rania is involved with many organizations, helping them create various sports content, through social media management skills, writing pieces and doing graphic designing. She is passionate about bringing awareness towards diversity and inclusion within the sports industry.Through her work on this event, and through future events, she will highlight the opportunity to discuss and ask the difficult questions in regards to diversity and inclusion, all while sparking a change within the sports industry.
Malik Clarke is a First-Year Sport Media Student at RTA Sport Media.