Association for Women in Events Now Accepting Applications for 2017-2019 Board of Directors

August 30, 2016

The Association for Women in Events now is accepting board of director applications for its 2017-2019 term.

AWE’s mission is to be an inclusive community dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry.

AWE was founded by Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP, Mas Tadesse, Mary Higham, CEM, and Kiki Janssens Fox in March of 2015.

The Washington, D.C.-based association received 65-plus applicants for its inaugural board of directors. 20 industry leaders were carefully selected and announced in July of 2015.

"I am grateful to work with an incredible Founding Board of Directors. I am more than confident in the initiatives they've set forth and the positive change they've already been able to make for women in our industry,” said Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, AWE co-founder and president.

She added, “I look forward to our incoming group of leaders. I invite you to apply or to share this opportunity. We're looking for professionals to lead the charge for women in our industry. Join the movement!"

AWE opened international membership to men and women in the events/meetings industry in January of 2016.

AWE integrates, supports and engages with existing industry organizations and builds long-term, collaborative relationships.

Membership benefits include an immediate coaching program, networking opportunities (both digitally and in-person), discounted partnership rates from sponsors, members-only educational webinars and eNewsletters.

The inaugural board of directors will pass the baton to the proceeding board members with the new year. 

Members of the executive committee and 2015-2016 board are accepting board applications now through Sept. 30.

Women and men in the events industry are encouraged to apply here: http://www.womeninevents.org/Content/Board-of-Directors/6/.

For immediate questions, please contact AWE at admin@womeninevents.org.

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