To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), Manchester Central gathered together a group of female event professionals to discuss what it’s like to not just to be a woman in 2020, but a woman in the events industry.
International Women’s Day is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights, and each year a theme that promotes gender equality is selected.
The theme for 2020 was ‘Each for Equal’, which emphasised the fact that equality is not a women’s issue, but a business issue and so everyone must all come together and strive toward a gender equal world.
Host Samantha Pike-Devlin, digital communications executive at Manchester Central was joined by Nicole Leida, head of conference and events at the National Cancer Research Institute, Caroline Mackenzie, director of Global Association Partners, Nicola White, senior project manager at Worldspan plc and Elizabeth Conboy, head of venue sales at Manchester Central. The group took a closer look at gender equality in the events industry – where it’s at now and what changes can be made to move forward to greater gender balance.
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