The Women of InfoComm Network will again convene at Integrated Systems Europe 2016 in Amsterdam. The group held its inaugural meeting at ISE 2015. The working session for current and prospective WIN members, as well as others interested in supporting and mentoring women in the AV/IT industry, will be held over breakfast on Wednesday 10 February, from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Café Amsterdam at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
WIN members Sarah Joyce, managing director of Electrosonic, and Jane Hammersley, European business manager for TD Maverick and member of InfoComm International’s Leadership Search Committee, organised the breakfast at ISE and will help guide the proceedings.
“The WIN breakfast at ISE will be a working group session to help chart the future activities of this important, dynamic and engaged council,” Joyce said. “Female executives from companies throughout Europe will chair small groups and facilitate discussion of local issues and develop initiatives to work through in 2016. Following the success of similar WIN events in Australia and Mexico last year, we are determined to make WIN Europe a vibrant community of InfoComm members creating activities throughout 2016 that further develop the mission.”
WIN leaders have invited graphic recording artist Birgit Smit to help bring the group’s ideas to life. Through Smit’s illustrations, created live during the breakfast, participants will be engaged and inspired by the morning’s event and be able to see key takeaways captured before their eyes.
The organisers say that in addition to the working part of the breakfast, there will ample time set aside for networking and meeting colleagues.
The Women of InfoComm Network was created to provide a global community of InfoComm members and other professionals committed to supporting and empowering women who work in the technology and AV industry. Since its inception, WIN has hosted activities and events throughout the world, including at trade shows in Europe, the US, Mexico and India. Interested professionals – women or men – can join today and follow the council’s activities through its LinkedIn Group.
“WIN events are happening globally,” Joyce emphasised. “Together, we can make change happen in workforce development, CTS certification training, leadership development, and more.”
For more information about the WIN breakfast at ISE 2016, please contact Betsy Jaffe, InfoComm senior vice president of member services at [email protected].