SIA Welcomes New Leadership for SIA Women in Security Forum

May 12, 2023

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named a new chair and vice chair to lead the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) — a community whose mission is to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership of women for a more inclusive and diversified industry. Alice DiSanto, vice president of global […]

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WAVIT and #GALSNGEAR Establish Partnership

March 14, 2023

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) and #GALSNGEAR, a movement to bring parity to women in media and entertainment, have entered into a non-financial partnership to help promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the ProAV, IT and Broadcast industries. The two organizations will work together on developing DEI content and events, STEM recruitment efforts and more. “During […]

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AV Gives Debuts STEM Initiative Partnership with Rosie Riveters

March 8, 2023

AV Gives has launched its 2023 fundraising campaign and networking initiatives in support of Rosie Riveters, a non-profit organization that empowers young girls by building personal confidence, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through hands-on, community-based STEM programs. Under the direction of co-founders Erica Carroll and Jennifer Goodyer, CTS, AV Gives’ 2023 goals share a common purpose of engaging and […]

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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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Creating a Woman-Inclusive Team

March 8, 2023

By Victoria Losa, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Control Concepts I have a theory… As a woman, there is an unspoken role to follow where other women flock, it guarantees the space is safe and accepting. So, when I first met the team at Control Concepts and interviewed with three other women, I knew that I […]

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WAVIT to #EmbraceEquity During LAVNCH WEEK 7

February 13, 2023

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) is set to #EmbraceEquity on International Women’s Day (March 8) during LAVNCH WEEK 7. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD), a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, is #EmbraceEquity. According to the IWD organizers “Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, […]

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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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Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

January 17, 2023

A group of powerful industry leaders have gathered to form Women in AV/IT (WAVIT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women in the AV and IT industries through education, representation, and inclusion. “The idea came to us a few years ago during a virtual happy hour. We were discussing how women make […]

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AVIXA Women’s Council Launches Rosie Riveters Initiative

May 12, 2022

The AVIXA Women’s Council has partnered with Rosie Riveters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization built on the premise that innovation is cultivated where experimentation is encouraged, and that failure is not in conflict with success, but a necessary and crucial part of it. Watch the video below to learn more about the AVIXA Women’s Council Rosie […]

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Tabatha O’Connor Named CEDIA Global President and CEO

January 29, 2018

The CEDIA Board of Directors has announced the promotion of Tabatha O’Connor from acting to permanent CEDIA Global President and CEO. We believe this is a HUGE step in the right direction for CEDIA. CEDIA’s external perception has been one of a “good-old-boy” club and clearly this trumps those concerned industry-wide. O’Connor joined the CEDIA team in […]

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Want More Female Speakers at CES? Get Rid of Booth Babes

January 11, 2018

(Full disclosure: I don’t attend CES). My Twitter feed is rife with discussion about this year’s slate of keynote speakers at CES: six captains of industry and not one of them a woman (and only one of them not white). Even mainstream news outlets are talking about this. I mean, there was an article in […]

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#MeToo and the AV Industry

November 1, 2017

Like so many other people, I have read about the Harvey Weinstein scandal over the past several weeks with disgust. As the story grew and the #MeToo campaign went viral, I forced myself to listen to statements from women around the country and to read their messages. I say “forced” because it is not easy […]

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It Worked!!!! We Got a Woman Elected to the CEDIA Board

October 31, 2017

After writing this piece on how CEDIA needed women on their Board, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the industry. Some of you wrote to me via my LinkedIn post, some commented on Facebook and Twitter and some of you emailed me privately. I even got four phone calls from current and former CEDIA Board members — and one […]

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CEDIA (the Organization) Is Exactly What’s Wrong with Consumer Tech Today

August 4, 2017

Here’s a list of the current CEDIA Board of Directors. Notice anything wrong? Yep, you got it — all dudes. No women. How could this have happened? Is CEDIA so arrogant to think the the way to solve the world’s HomeAV problems is to have a group of dudes sitting around making decisions on how […]

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All-Male Panels — On Representation

June 16, 2015

The is an AV post but also a feminist post; it seems that this is the time of year for me to discuss such things. Last year, if we’ll recall, I wrote about the use of female models to attract attention at trade-shows — so called “booth babes.” What got my attention this year? I […]

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