Gender Equality Steering Group

The EBU Gender Equality Steering Group was formed in 2019 under the sponsorship of EBU's president and a mandate from the Executive Board to develop a thought leadership programme.

Group members contribute with their experience and know-how to identify and illustrate the essential policies necessary to drive organizations towards a truly gender-equal culture and better representation of women in public service media (PSM) content. These were illustrated in several EBU and industry panels and resulted in the publication of the 'All Things Being Equal' report in December 2019.

In 2021, the group's priorities are:

  • Women's representation on-screen and on-air
  • Women's representation in (PSM) boards.

Gender Equality is one of the pillars of EBU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic initiative.

Please reach out to the group’s EBU contacts if you wish to join the network or be informed of its activities.

Useful links

 Follow and join the #PSM4Equality campaign on Twitter and Linkedin.

Related events

Gender Equality Steering Group Meeting
Paris, France, 15 Nov 2021
Gender Group Meeting
10 Feb 2021

Group members

Christina Agren (SVT)
Tinatin Berdzenishvili (GPB)
Viktorija Cieminyte (LRT)
Roisin Duffy (RTÉ)
Jo Fahy (SRG)
Anne Foster (BBC)
Karolis Galdikas (LRT)
Nina Goswami (BBC)
Nadia Hanssens (VRT)
Ann Holmgren (SR)
Riitta Jaalinoja (Yle)
Safia Kessas (RTBF)
Yurii Makarov (UA:PBC)
Simona Martorelli (Rai)
Teresa Muñoz Guerra (RTVE)
Danjel Nam (UR)
Charlotte Niklasson (SVT/Nordvision)
Ekaterina Orlova (VGTRK)
Kati Puustinen (Yle)
Dagmar Skopalik (ZDF)
Iren Suter (SRG/SSR)
Irene Tommiska-Jarva (Yle)

EBU coordinators

Madiana Asseraf-Jacob
Vanessa O’Connor


Contact detail

Vanessa O’Connor
Director of Member Relations and Communications

+41 79 545 1310
Madiana Asseraf-Jacob
Head of Business Development and Young Audiences
+41 22 717 2230