We are joining in the world’s celebration of women, this International’s Women’s Day. Moving a step forward to achieving gender-equality, and empowering more and more women in their work-place. Here, at CWT Meetings & Events, we are so proud to support the movement and extend our heartfelt thanks to our global, ethnically diverse group of ladies, each contributing something special to our company. After all, who runs the world? In the famous words of pop powerhouse, Beyoncé.
This year, we’re doing something a little different. We are putting the spotlight on our special ladies, who truly make a difference. We want to showcase their stories. What is it like to be a women in the meetings & events industry? What empowers you most? We are sharing unheard stories of our incredible women:
"I am thrilled to see that our M&E industry today has more female representation, especially in senior roles, more than ever before. Within our own organization we have incredible examples of women absolutely exceeding in the meetings and events industry, every day. These female role models are driving the vision for our sector, and are carving a path for women like me to succeed tomorrow. We are fortunate to have a strong female demographic in our industry and as a woman in M&E with high aspirations, I am excited to see what ceilings are being broken today to support us all in our attempts at future success." - Amy, Strategic Solutions Manager
"I love being a part of the meetings and events industry, it can be a challenge at times, but overall it makes me happy. As someone who is a perfectionist, it allows me to focus on all the details, unlike other industries. Your time and effort is valued by clients, and I get the chance to be a part of the bigger picture, creating unforgettable moments, and witnessing emotions – it is so empowering and inspiring." – Anna, Co-head of CWT Meeting & Events, Ukraine
"Being a woman in the events industry means a lot, especially as it is female dominated. There is no discrimination or sexism. There is every type of woman in various kinds of role, whether than be operational, admin focused or finance specific. It’s so great to work in a friendly, welcoming environment, where you get to meet new people all the time, at networking events, on FAM trips or at award ceremonies, building a long term professional relationship." – Jessica, Venue Sourcing Specialist
"The meetings and events field is dominated by women, who can empower each other to be the best version of ourselves, and others to achieve their best. As someone that has been in the industry for over eight years, I have a strong passion for creating life-long memorable events. Especially when attendees leave feeling connected, motivated and energized, along with a plan of action to keep the momentum going. It is all about making connections around the world, virtually too, which is a great way to connect people." – Chelsea, Marketing Manager
We are very fortunate to have such a strong group of women working for us, and these are only a handful of them, across the globe. We feel strongly about creating a place of work that is both accepting and showcases equality to all our staff.
Wishing all our CWT meetings and events, clients and suppliers, a very happy International Women’s Day.