Season’s Greetings from the Women in AV!


As 2012 draws to a close and the holiday’s are upon us, we want to thank everyone for another successful year lifting and inspiring women in our industry and wish you all joy and happiness for your holiday season.  The support and encouragement of our colleagues, friends, and organizations changes the course of the future for the women in our industry and those who will join us.  We’re excited to think about what we will accomplish together in the New Year!!

Blessings to all, Your Women in AV Planning Board

And, cheers to you from WAVE members and partners!

“Genders share a variety of common bonds. In this male dominated industry I used to feel like I was the lone girl in an “all boys only” club. WAVE has opened my eyes to see that I’m not alone, and gives us a chance to connect and share those bonds. It is incredible to see how the group has been embraced by everyone, both male and female alike, which ultimately brings us all closer together!” — Victoria Ferrari, North America Sales Manager, Boeckeler Instruments, Inc.

“From mentoring and fostering community to helping women join the industry and gain access to education, Women in AV has done so many important things for women, young people and others within the AV industry. Women in AV is a hugely valuable addition to our community and rAVe is proud to support the organization.”  — Gary Kayye, Founder, rAVe [Publications]

“I am thrilled that a group like Women in AV exists, and to be a part of it. There is a great balance of goodwill, knowledge sharing and encouragement between its members, wonderfully from both women and men. I immediately felt there was a sense of collaboration and a shared vision for what the group wants to accomplish – bringing our entire industry together to encourage and mentor career growth for women. I look forward to more great things from WAVE, and all of us, in 2013. Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays & peace in the New Year. Cheers!”  —  Theresa Hahn, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Verrex Corporation

“NSCA is pleased to support the efforts of women in AV.  Mentoring is such a vital aspect of our future and this organization is showing great leadership with that. Thanks for all you’ve done in building a sense of belonging and community. We look forward to a great 2013 and helping the women in AV demonstrate that there is no longer a position unavailable to qualified and talented women in this industry.”  — Chuck Wilson, Executive Director, NSCA

“Thanks to Women in AV for making the holidays much brighter for so many!  Keep up the great work; we raise our glass for a safe and prosperous New Year!”  —  Joe Hillis, Co-founder and Operations Director, ITDRC

“What I like about both WAVE and AWIT (Advancing Women in IT) is that we are not just saying ‘women can do anything’ we are living it.  Working together — strength in numbers — makes it easy for other women and girls to see role models of women who embrace technology.”  —  Cathy Alper, Director Member Communities, CompTIA

“WAVE is another opportunity for us to make meaningful connections with our industry peers, and an opportunity to find like-minded women who share similar passion and experience in both their lives and profession. I know that if I have to bring my daughter to a WAVE event (as actually happened to a colleague recently!), there will be a thread of understanding and sympathy.”  — Midori Connolly, Chief AVGirl, AVGirl Productions

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