In 2015, the Association for Women in Events [AWE] started a movement, built by and for our inaugural members and the board of directors. Since inception, our mission has received global support, spanning four continents. AWE aims to be a community and resource aggregator, an organization that is inclusive and welcoming, collaborative and all-encompassing. We created the Women in Events Hall of Fame and co-developed the Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force. AWE is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
An inclusive community that empowers, elevates and advocates for all those who identify as women in the events industry, within which they flourish at all levels and in all roles.
Membership of AWE is essential for anyone identifying as a woman to achieve professional success within the events industry.
The organization is led in 2020 by President, Marie-Claire Andrews, manager at Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy and founder, 3mile.nz