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

AWE board 2016-17

Pictured at right, the 2016-2017 AWE Board of Directors

The Association for Women in Events is now 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+ applicants for its inaugural board of directors. Twenty industry leaders were carefully selected and announced in July of 2015. 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 support and response to the organization’s mission and member benefits have been overwhelmingly positive and garnered national recognition.

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 September 30, 2016. Women and men in the events industry are encouraged to apply here:

For immediate questions, please contact AWE at

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