equality

Qatar foundation announces 50% female panel pledge

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, vice chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), has made a pledge that women will make up at least half the panel speakers at all its conferences and events, locally and internationally. QF is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development. The pledge means participants in disc...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre celebrates International Women’s Day

Over 50 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) team members dressed in purple, white and green (2019 IWD colours) and enjoyed a walk around the lush 50-acre Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) park to mark the recent International Women’s Day (IWD). The stroll was followed by a casual high tea for team members to mingle, bond and celebrate the occasion. The Centre focused on being proud ...

Australia leads the way for International Women’s Day

A number of venues and organisations have hosted high-profile events and conferences across Australia for International Women’s Day on 8 March. The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia hosted an IWD breakfast in Sydney, where CEO Joyce DiMascio spoke to a diverse panel of experts about women in the business events industry. On the panel were Supriya Shakya, Head of Digital for Reed Exhi...

Association for Women in Events to Elevate! in Washington DC

The Association for Women in Events (AWE) will run its women’s leadership event Elevate! on the eve of International Women’s Day, 7 March 2019, at the Conrad Washington DC. The event will include sessions from women in business and politics, as well as women and men who are making a difference in the industry and in business. Sarah Hurwitz, White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, will be...

ICCA celebrates women’s contributions to business events

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) highlighted the contributions of women to the meetings industry at its 57th Congress in Dubai, with 10 women from across the association’s global community honoured with an Inspirational ICCA Women award. The award was presented by outgoing ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius, the second female ICCA President, who asked colleagues in t...

The Association for Women in Events is promoting industry gender equality

The Association for Women in Events​ (AWE), a not for profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the events industry, has announced its 2019 board members and executive committee. The association received a significant number of applications for 12 open board positions. The Succession Planning Task Force spent several weeks vetting candidates for these important leadership rol...