The BBC has launched a vital new resource for programme makers looking for female specialist contributors: the BBC Expert Women database and YouTube channel.
The database contains details of the 60 women who have so far received training via BBC Academy Expert Women Days, a series of free events designed to address the lack of on-air female representation in certain subject areas. It also includes details of a further 120 women who showed promise in their applications.
The BBC Expert Women YouTube channel features videos of successful Expert Women trainees presenting to camera on one of their specialist subjects. Originally filmed as audition tapes for one of the events, the short clips have now been compiled into an easily accessible database of female experts that is sorted into their broad subject areas.