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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...

WomenPresent to reverse speaker gender disparity

A not-for-profit platform that aims to connect event organisers and female speakers has been launched with the aim to bring more female voices to industry conferences and events. Quoting research by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), that suggests that 30% of speakers at industry events are women, new tech platform WomenPresent is out to tackle gender disparity at events. Failing...