Event app provider, myQaa, has shone the spotlight on five female leaders in the field of event technology, in a new industry initiative to recognise the female community who are making a difference.
Liz King (pictured), Techsy Talk (US); Julia Hartz, Eventbrite (US); Dahlia El Gazzar, The Meeting Pool (US); Kate Jackson, Tablecrowd (UK) and Tahira Endean, Quickmobile (Canada) have been chosen as the ‘Top 5 Women in Event Technology’.
MyQaa’s CEO Richad Mitha said: “I believe that, as major players in the event tech industry, we have a duty to promote gender balance. I hope that this group of positive role models will inspire women to join our sector and to achieve their career goals.”
The firm asked a jury panel of industry influencers to submit their nominations of women currently working in event tech companies and who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of women and the industry.
Carina Bauer, IMEX Group’s CEO and one of the jury members, said: “These women have been real pioneers in their fields and their businesses have been very specifically focused on developing and introducing new technologies to the event sector. They were also all supportive of developing other women in their chosen sectors.”
The full list of nominees also included Jane Baker (2Heads Global Design), Tamar Beck (GleanIn), Lea Bloom (MCI Group), Midori Connolly (AV Girl Productions), Stefania Conti-Vecchi (The eventagist), Alda Egurrola-Wienke (Cvent), Iris Goldman (OLE On Location Engagements), Melissa Ooi (ASP), Steph Pfeilsticker (Hybrid Events Authority), Melissa Pinard (InitLive, Inc.), Tal Shoham (Evolero), Courtney Stanley (eventmobi), Anne Tsai (DoubleDutch) and Leonora Valvo (insightXM).
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