More than 165 attendees recently participated in the inaugural Women in Exhibitions Network
(WIEN) North America chapter Zoom event March 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day. The virtual event featured three female leaders in the exhibitions industry: Nancy Walsh, President of North America, Informa, Mary Larkin, President, Diversified, and Carrie Freeman Parsons, Chair, Freeman. The women spoke about lessons learned along their career paths and finding strength from mentorship and community.
The WIEN North America chapter launch event also marked the opening of the membership drive for the newly formed organization. WIEN is open to all women involved in the North American exhibitions industry whose business is related to the organization and facilitation of exhibitions for both B2B and B2C. Members do not need to be currently employed by a company/association in the industry to join.
„It was fantastic to launch with hearing from three special leaders about how community helped shape their careers.“
“It took almost two years for the idea to come to fruition, but we launched the North American chapter of Women in Exhibitions Network to a fabulous group of women. It was fantastic to launch with hearing from three special leaders about how community helped shape their careers”, said Martha Donato, co-founder of WIEN North America and president and co-founder of Mad Event Management.