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Pictured L-R: AWE members Stephanie Selesnick, Dionne Maniotes Hulsey, 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Rose Mmbaga, Awards Committee Chair Marie-Claire Andrews, and Zoe Kahn at IMEX America 2017 in Las Vegas.

The Association for Women in Events, a not-for-profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the event industry, has launched 2018 nominations for its Hall of Fame Recognition Program, hosted by the AWE awards committee. Now in its second year, the AWE Hall of Fame recognizes the advancement of women in events by honoring women and men with a categorical award. Categories for nominations are: Disruptor, Coach, Woman of Influence, Emerging Leader and Organizational Leadership. Nominations must be received by April 30.

To nominate a deserving individual (self-nominations are also accepted), complete a simple online form which can be found on the AWE website . Members and non-members, women and men in the events, hospitality and tourism industry are eligible. The judging panel will select finalists for a secondary interview and the winners will be announced in July. Winners of each respective category will receive the following:

● Lifetime membership of AWE
● Special profile on AWE website
● Panelists and presenters at industry events and AWE events
● Interviews, articles, blog posts and more
● Contributions to library of tools
● Judges for awards
● Advisors for programs
● A certificate and email plate
● Exclusive case study input
● IMEX America will sponsor each winner with U.S. flights and accommodations for IMEX America 2018 in Las Vegas

“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a lifetime honor,” says Marie-Claire Andrews, AWE board member and chair of the AWE awards committee. “It doesn’t begin and end with a simple recognition, rather our winners will be part of our community and celebrated long-term.”

AWE is an inclusive community dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry. The focus of AWE is to build a strong community where women inspire women, help others and take control of their careers. AWE facilitates the resources and connections to identify professional solutions, mentors and opportunities for women. Membership benefits include an immediate coaching program, access to the international membership directory, a robust events calendar, a quarterly educational e-newsletter, monthly webinars and 40+ opportunities for volunteer leadership positions.

The Association for Women in Events is an inclusive community dedicated to the professional advancement of  women in all facets of the events industry. The international organization was established in Washington, D.C., in March 2015 and offers annual individual, student, corporate and faculty memberships. For more info, visit www.womeninevents.org or email admin@womeninevents.org. For official rules and details for nominations, visit www.womeninevents.org/Content/AWE-Awards/12/.

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