Tag: equality


IELA launches Power Up campaign to support women’s leadership World

The International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) launched its Power Up campaign on International Women’s Day, 8 March, designed to celebrate and support Women’s Leadership in the Exhibition and Event Logistics Industry. The programme is based on three pillars for action: Inspire, Ignite and Mentor, and the IELA Mentorship Programme will be a key element. IELA Chairman Vicki Bedi has noted that a major constituent of the 2019 IELA Sustainability...

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Qatar foundation announces 50% female panel pledge Middle East

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 discussions...

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dmg signs UN Women Empowerment Principles to bring gender equality to construction World

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, dmg events has signed the UN’s Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs), after participating in SNC-Lavalin’s Middle East Diversity & Inclusion business network event, “Empowering Women in Construction”. The event was also attended by Alice Laugher, a member of the Steering Committee for the UN Global Compact local network in the UAE and chair of the UN WEPs taskforce for the region. dmg...

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Australia leads the way for International Women’s Day Australasia

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 Exhibitions Australia,...

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IAEE to present Women’s Leadership Forum at Connect 2019 Americas

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events will co-locate a Women’s Leadership Forum at Connect in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Connect is an event industry publisher and organiser. It is bringing its 2019 Connect event to Louisville, Kentucky, where IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum will be present. IAEE President and CEO David DuBois said: “IAEE is delighted to have Connect as our partner in hosting our Women’s...

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Business events sector takes a stand against workplace harassment Australasia

The business events sector has taken a stand against harassment in the workplace, with a new initiative titled Not In My Workplace. On 21 February, there will be an inaugural NIMW summit, taking place in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The event will bring together a collection of influential government, senior executives and thinkers to address the issue of workplace harassment and abuse...

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Association for Women in Events to Elevate! in Washington DC Americas

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...

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Clarion Gaming partners with All-In Diversity Project World

Clarion Gaming, part of Clarion Events, has announced a strategic partnership with the All-In Diversity Project, the recognised global resource for gender, diversity and inclusion for the betting and gaming sector. Under the terms of the partnership the Clarion brands including iGaming Business will be providing a platform for the All-In Diversity Project helping to disseminate news, host webinars and features on the project and related...

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UFI releases research on women in the exhibition industry World

UFI announced the results of the ‘Women in the exhibitions industry’ research at its 85th Global Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia. The research is a joint project between UFI and its media partner m+a, providing insights into the perception of women’s and men’s skills in the workplace, the potential for advancement for women within the industry and details of the different female career drivers. More than...

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The Association for Women in Events is promoting industry gender equality World

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 roles. The Board of Directors is expected to...

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