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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 encourages a women-conscious approach to hiring and promotion. Our goal is to help improve talent recruitment and retention, diversify station and corporate management, and demonstrate industry leadership.

Opt-in to future NEXT Women communications and events. Participation is free due to the generous support of WideOrbit. 

Upcoming Event

Coffee with… Ann Hailer, President, CoxReps | July 22, 2022, 11:30am (ET)

Grab a cup of coffee and join Abby Auerbach, CCO, TVB & Executive Director, NEXT Women, for a 15 minute conversation with Ann Pero Hailer of CoxReps.

Ann brings over 25 years of media experience leading CoxReps operations across sales, analytics, technology and business development. She works to drive success for broadcast group clients with advanced solutions in the local media space. Ann has also served as the Chair of CMG’s Diversity & Inclusion advisory council since 2016.

Ann and Abby will discuss DEI initiatives, the power of mentorship, localism, and advice for NEXT women.


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

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