Exertis Almo Brings DEI Panel Back to Fall E4 Experience; Focus on Bringing AV Technology Into the DEI Discussion

September 19, 2023

Exertis Almo, the largest and most specialized value-added North American AV distributor, today announced its popular Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) panel, taking place at the award-winning E4 Experience, will focus on the importance of bringing AV technology into the DEI discussion. The E4 Experience is heading to New Jersey on September 20 and — […]

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Recruiting Talent in the AV Industry? Company Values Matter.

September 18, 2023

By Peter Hansen AVIXA Company values matter. They impact how your business runs, they impact our society, and, according to new data, they hold substantial importance to the ProAV workforce. The link between company values and hiring is not an entirely new topic. In recent years, more and more data has shown that workers place […]

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WAVIT to Offer Star Wars-Inspired DEI Session at cavlo on May 4th

April 10, 2023

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) will sponsor and present a Star Wars-inspired discussion panel at the cavlo trade show on May 4th, a.k.a Star Wars Day. The DEI session, called “May the Force of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Be with You: Lessons from Star Wars”, will feature WAVIT Board members and founders Gina Sansivero, Susan Wilhite and Brandy Alvarado-Miranda. “I am […]

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WAVIT Establishes Speakers Bureau to Elevate Women in ProAV and IT

March 8, 2023

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) has officially launched its speakers bureau to help give women a greater share of voice in the ProAV and IT industries. “A core part of our mission is empowering women through representation,” said Althea Ricketts, WAVIT vice president and vice president of corporate initiatives at Shure. “Creating the WAVIT Speakers Bureau […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Goodyer on the Formation of WAVIT

January 18, 2023

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) officially launched on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2022. Founded by and for women, the group’s primary purpose is to strive for gender equality in the AV/IT industries and recruit and retain women in the industry. We sat down with Jennifer Goodyer, CTS, one of the organization’s founders and sales manager at RTSales, […]

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Why Pay Equity Matters in ProAV

November 14, 2022

Pay equity is the concept of providing equal pay to employees with similar job functions, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity or other status. Seems like a no-brainer, but recent AVIXA research has indicated there is a large wage gap in ProAV — one in terms of race and the other in terms of sex. […]

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Blacks in Technology to Host Annual Conference at Disney World in October

August 8, 2022

Blacks In Technology (BIT) will host its 4th annual conference, BITCON 2022: A Tech Conference for the Culture, for Black IT professionals, entrepreneurs, gamers and afro-futurists, at Disney World this year on October 26-28. The in-person conference will feature global brands, world-class speakers, and business leaders. The 50-plus speaker lineup will be led by writer, […]

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion — Dr. Ivan Joseph and the NSCA Business and Leadership Conference

March 7, 2021

At the end of February, the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) had its annual Business and Leadership Conference. If you haven’t been to one before, whether in person or virtually (like this year), then you should prioritize it next year.  There were a lot of great keynotes, talks, and breakout sessions spanning sales, marketing, design […]

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