InternationalWomensDay-landscape

International Women’s Day, commemorated annually on March 8, is a day dedicated to celebrating, honoring, and showing appreciation for women, and taking note of their vast achievements. At Peerless-AV, we are proud to acknowledge and support all of the women in the audiovisual industry and the contributions they have made to the industry as whole.

Historically known to be an industry predominantly comprised of men, it’s critical to raise awareness of women in AV. A great way to do this is through the organizations, programs, and awards that pay homage to the leading women in this space.

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Below are a number of wonderful organizations, awards, and scholarship programs that support and inspire women in the AV industry.

  • WAVE – Women in AV: This organization takes a multi-faceted approach to supporting and inspiring women in the AV industry through events, mentorship, collaboration, and networking opportunities. Learn more about Women in AV here: http://womeninav.com
  • Women of InfoComm Network: This group is a global community of InfoComm members and other professionals that are committed to supporting women who work within the technology and AV industry. The group hosts various events for women at trade shows throughout the U.S., Mexico, India, and Europe. Learn more about the Women of InfoComm Network here: http://www.infocomm.org/cps/rde/xchg/infocomm/hs.xsl/40870.htm
  • Women in Consumer Technology: This organization is built on the vision of providing women in the consumer technology industry with a supportive environment that promotes networking and professional growth. The group holds live networking events and provides online communications tools to help members interact, exchange ideas, educate, and empower. Learn more about Women in Consumer Technology here: http://www.womeninconsumertechnology.org/
  • InfoComm’s Women in AV Award: This honor identifies women within the audiovisual and information communications industries to bring attention to their success and achievements. The award is announced at InfoComm International and honors up to two distinguished women who have trail blazed the AV industry. Learn more about InfoComm’s Women in AV Award here: http://www.infocomm.org/cps/rde/xchg/infocomm/hs.xsl/32865.htm
  • The Digital Signage Federation’s Geri Wolff Scholarship Fund: Named after Geri Wolff, President and CEO of Market Works International, Inc., and Director of Communications for the Digital Signage Federation, this program provides funding for women with computer science majors and hopes to encourage these women to chose a career within the digital signage industry. Learn more about the Geri Wolff Scholarship Fund here: http://www.digitalsignagefederation.org/Geri-Wolff-Scholarship-Fund

We are pleased to see these awards and programs support the women of our industry, and we relish the opportunity to help grow the number of women in this space. Today and every day, remember to thank all of the great women in your life.

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Happy International Women’s Day on behalf of Peerless-AV!