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Women in Action

IAEE Women are changing the trade show and events industy each and every day.  We celebrate and are motivated by your leadership to transform the business environment and level the playing field.

We want to see you in action! Submit your photos here to Nicole Bowman, MBA, Vice President of Marketing – IAEE.

So many amazing women in our industry are here for us during this difficult time, working each day to provide us all with additional resources to lift and keep our spirits up and educate us with important information to ease our fears and provide us with additional tips and knowledge.  Here, we share some of those resources that may beneficial to you and others. We encourage you to take a look and to share with others.

Helen Brett Scholarship Recipients!

The Helen Brett™ Scholarship which was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of or working in the exhibitions and events management industry with the end goal of advancing their career in this field.

There were over 23 applications and 11 recipients, all of whom were females, doing great things and striving for more, both personally and professionally!

  • Makayla Layne – East Carolina University
  • Jenna Lund – Utah Valley University
  • Grace Schuler – Drexel University’s Hospitality Manager Program
  • Lydia Turino – Madison College
  • Lisa Billock – University of South Carolina
  • Amanda Fletcher – Johnson & Wales University
  • Lydia Granahan – Iowa State University
  • Sarah Gurney – Johnson & Wales University
  • Autumn McGill – Iowa State University
  • Carolyn Patterson-Kemper, CMP, DES – San Diego State University
  • Anna Carolina Villar, CMP – San Diego State University
  • 2021 Scholarship Recipients

    Undergraduate Students

    Graduate Students