Ann Olson, CEM | Vice President of Client Relations | GES
Can you believe it? Following our accomplishments from 2018, I am ecstatic to announce that the we just completed our first IAEE Regional Women’s Leadership Forum!
In Los Angeles, with 40 attendees, the half-day program provided an opportunity for attendees to hear from keynote speakers, Jennifer Mueller, PhD and Sarita Maybin and what a success it was. Attendees were also able to hear from a phenomenal group of industry women sharing how they have successfully navigated a male-dominant world, moments of disruption, and politics but most importantly shared their passion for mentoring others, connecting and touching those in need through volunteerism and having that personal desire and passion to grow beyond measure.
International Women’s Day was March 8th, and I hope you all had a chance to spend time with other women, celebrating who each of them are and what they have accomplished; I know I did! What a great way to recognize others and support what we are all working to achieve…for all women to have the opportunity to reach their goals and make a difference.
And the Excitement doesn’t stop there! The WLF Signature Event is Sold Out! We are thrilled with this terrific response, and look forward to seeing those of you there, that are able to attend. For those that aren’t, we will represent you well and share our experiences.
This year’s program and speaker line-up is one for the books! From unlocking your DNA code for leadership, understanding the differences between men and women, assessing your biases, to fully understanding what it means to promote diversity and inclusion, to discovering wonder over worry and channeling your grit to greatness…there’s something for everyone!
Now is the time to challenge yourself and truly ask what it is that you hope to get out of this event. For those of you who will be in attendance, I commend you on your choice to take this step forward, strengthening your personal and professional skills and knowledge. It is your ultimate chance to connect with others, share your experiences, discuss challenges you are facing and to maximize your opportunities for growth and development.
Last but certainly not least, the success of this program would not be possible without the contributions of those who continue to support IAEE. The WLF Committee and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the generous and committed partners who provide ongoing support to IAEE and this initiative.
And to those who have not had the chance to join us on this journey, we welcome you. Be inspired, seek more for knowledge, believe in the value of yourself!