for Women in Events Welcomes
as Platinum Partner
VA – February 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / The
Association for Women in Events,
a not for profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity,
welcomes Freeman, the leading global
provider of brand experiences, as its Platinum Partner.
is an inclusive community dedicated to the professional advancement of
women in all facets of the events industry. The focus of AWE is to build
a strong community where women inspire women, help others and take control
of their careers. AWE facilitates the resources and connections to identify
professional solutions, mentors and opportunities for women. This mission
greatly aligns with the values of Freeman.
in 2012 with the primary mission to advance women as leaders and promote
Freeman as the place where the best choose to work, Freeman Women’s Development
encourages all women and men at any organizational level to join. The success
of this internal grassroots organization relies on women employees who
are committed to “paying it forward.” FWD offers fellow members professional
growth opportunities through focused meetings and events, leadership opportunities,
and informal and formal mentoring, while also supporting leadership diversity.
In the short five years since its inception, FWD has grown to a membership
of over 1,200 women and men.
are thrilled to support AWE and the professional advancement of women in
the events industry,” said Dan Traver, business development vice president.
“We have two members on the founding board of directors and with the compelling
mission that AWE offers, it made perfect sense to partner and be part of
an industry-led and focused organization.”
was established in Washington, D.C. March of 2015 and opened international
membership to women and men in the events/meetings industry in January
of 2016. Its board is comprised women and men from all areas of the meetings,
conventions, events and exhibitions industry including two representatives
from Freeman: Melinda Kendall, senior vice president strategic sales support
and Dan Travel, vice president of business development. Membership benefits
include an immediate coaching program, access to the international membership
directory, a robust events calendar, a quarterly educational eNewsletter,
monthly webinars, ability to apply for Sponsorship Circle and 40+ opportunities
for volunteer leadership positions. AWE offers individual, student, corporate
and faculty memberships. For more info, visit www.womeninevents.org.
is the world’s largest brand experience company. They help their clients
design, plan and deliver immersive experiences for their most important
audiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative,
logistics, digital solutions and event technology, Freeman helps increase
engagement and drive business results. What makes them different is their
collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective and personalized
approach, gained from their 90 years as an industry leader. Freeman is
a family-owned company with 90+ locations worldwide and over 7,000 employees,
2,000 of whom are located outside the U.S. For more information, visit:
Association for Women in Events