We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.
We empower women in the exhibition industry whilst helping to nurture the next generation of female leaders.
Women in Exhibitions Network was launched in 2018 with the aim of supporting the continued professional development of women working in exhibitions and providing opportunities for them to meet and network.
We strive to achieve this through the following channels:
- Our Academy
- Networking Opportunities
- Career Development Opportunities
- Sharing of knowledge & best practice
- Round Table Discussions
- Mentoring & Coaching
- Live Events in Beautiful Cities
What are the member’s objectives?
For our women members
- To grow a professional network
- To invest in personal development
- To gather knowledge from industry peers
- To get inspired
- To raise personal profiles within the exhibition industry through the network
For the exhibition industry
- To nurture future women leaders
- To share knowledge and best practice with industry peers
- To become a role model for junior members of the industry
- To promote the exhibition industry to a wider audience
Meet Our Leaders
Our leaders set out to make a difference: they create new leaders!
Business Development Manager MECC Maastricht & Founder Women in Exhibitions Network
Director Partner and Guest Events at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Managing Director Montgomery Events
Portfolio Director Montgomery Events
Claire Washington – Smith
Chairman and Founder at Shinesmith
Event Director Bett MEA, Hyve Group plc.
Freelance Event & Exhibition Director
Portfolio Director – Accountex Group of Events & Media
Sales Manager | Accountex Portfolio at Diversified Communications
Managing Director Broadway Events
Owner Agendum Schmitt & Jaehnke Partners
Managing Director at Hannover Fairs Asia-Pacific
Director of Mash Media Group and Head of the Conference Portfolio
Director at Red Fox Advisory Ltd.
Group Managing Director at Nineteen Group
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What is our challenge?
Women are already well represented in the exhibition industry and we have only recently witnessed the first generation of female leaders who have risen to the top. These women were pioneers who had to fight to get to the top in what was a very male-dominated space. Now that they have broken the glass ceiling we want to nurture and inspire the next generation of female leaders to be confident and brave, to stand up and be seen and ultimately to mentor and nurture them to become the leaders of tomorrow. Whether it’s WebLive events or individual coaching, our empowerment programmes are designed to unlock people’s potential by providing greater focus and improving overall performance in all areas of work and life.