3rd Annual IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum on Tap in April

March 3, 2015

For the third year, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events will host its Women’s Leadership Forum April 8 in Washington, D.C.

“The Women’s Leadership Forum is a key initiative for IAEE,” said Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, executive vice president and COO.

She added, “We host this annual program for the main purpose of providing a place where women in the exhibition industry can come together to discuss topics and create a support group both professionally and personally.”

This year’s program will be facilitated by Valorie Burton, who is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life.

She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and 10 countries.

Other speakers include Breden; Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group; Karen M. Gonzales, senior vice president of Membership & Operations of DMAI; Capricia Penavic Marshall, who serves as Ambassador-in-Residence at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council; Casandra Matej, executive director of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau; Claire Shipman, a regular contributor to Good Morning America; and Megan Tanel, vice president of Exhibitions & Events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the 2015 chairperson of IAEE.

In addition to the sessions, someone will be honored with the IAEE Woman of Achievement Award that recognizes a woman who has led the way in the advancement of women in the exhibitions and events industry, exhibited outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the industry and her community.

Nominations have been extended until March 6 and can be submitted HERE.

For more information or to register for the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum click HERE.

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