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Creating Welcoming Work and Show Conditions: #MeToo and More – New York Chapter

April 19, 2018

The #MeToo movement has touched all segments of the business community, but in order to ensure the events industry continues to attract the best people and create safe, welcoming environments, we need to keep moving this important conversation forward. This interactive program will build upon the steps IAEE and other industry leaders have taken to address #MeToo and issues of pay equity, and we will explore ways to identify and combat bullying, sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace.

Presented by: Joan Eisenstodt

Young Professional: $45
Standard Registration: $90

Session Description:
IAEE, through its women’s leadership initiative, has addressed #MeToo and issues of pay equity throughout the meetings and exhibitions segments of hospitality. Now we need to take that information and all else that has been written and broadcast including surveys that show gender pay gaps, sexual and other harassment at shows and in the workplace and turn around into actions to make our industry one that will attract and keep the best people and ensure safe, welcoming environments.

In this interactive program, we’ll look at the issues and potential actions to combat bullying, sexual and other harassment, pay and other areas of concern to those participating.

By being part of this program, you will:

  • Develop a greater sensitivity to the ‘buttons’ that are pushed by colleagues, co-workers, vendors and customers.
  • Advance steps to create anti-harassment policies in your own companies and organizations for the workplace and for conferences and shows.
  • Learn to expand your comfort in speaking up.

Joan would like you to send issues you would like addressed to her at with “NYIAEE” on the subject line. All issues provided will be held in complete confidence.  In advance of the program, it is suggested you read Joan’s #MeToo blog and linked interviews and her blog about diversity and inclusion that is linked to two interviews, one that includes Greg DeShields of PHLDiversity, here Be sure to read comments to both blogs where you’ll find other resources.


Pennsylvania Convention Center
Meeting room 108AB
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Registration: 3:00 p.m.
Session: 3:45 p.m.

Continue discussion after seminar at a networking meet and greet.