NEXT Women

NEXT Women

As glass ceilings give way to opportunities for women, local TV’s next generation of women leaders must be success-ready.”– Abby Auerbach, EVP, Chief Communications Officer, TVB and Executive Director, NEXT Women

Who We Are

Founded in 2020, TVB’s NEXT Women program helps identify, prepare and advocate for women in the local broadcast television industry as they aspire to leadership roles. Members of NEXT Women include professionals from TV stations, broadcast groups, sales rep firms, media agencies, media research and ad tech companies.

NEXT Women provides resources and community for professional and personal development, empowering and preparing women for advancement at each stage of their careers. We foster leadership, communication and professional skill building through engaging programming, including webinars, video sessions, podcasts and live networking events.


NEXT Women’s goal is to help improve talent recruitment and retention, diversify station and corporate management, and demonstrate industry leadership.

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Upcoming Event

Coffee With Karolyne Sprague | October 27, 2023, 11:00am-11:20am (ET) | Register

Speaker: Karolyne Sprague, Senior Vice President, Investment, Havas Media

Moderator: Abby Auerbach, CCO, TVB and Executive Director, NEXT Women

Grab a cup of coffee and virtually join Abby Auerbach, Executive Director, NEXT Women, for a 20-minute conversation with Karolyne Sprague, Senior Vice President, Investment, Havas Media. Abby and Karolyne will discuss career development, DEI initiatives, mentorship, and share leadership insights with NEXT women.


Videos OnDemand – View all previous NEXT Women interviews, executive coaching sessions, webinars and “Coffee with…” sessions on-demand.

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Each month, Next Women: Thrive features the latest initiatives we’re focusing on and content crafted exclusively for NEXT Women.

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