Congratulations to our President and Managing Director, Renee Radabaugh , CMP, for earning a seat on the 2017 AWE Board of Directors! The Association of Women in Events is a new organization aimed at providing women in the industry tools and opportunities for career advancement. The Board of Directors is responsible for guiding and materializing the vision of the association during its primary years as the organization is established.
“I am truly humbled by the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for AWE,” said Renee Radabaugh, “At Paragon Events, it is our mission to teach, direct, and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. We encourage every employee to utilize their qualities and creativity to reach their full potential. We want them to think inventively to better serve our industry. I look forward to working with an organization that holds our same values and goals, in addition to helping them spread their impactful message.” Paragon Events encourages women’s growth in the meetings and events industry through their internationally recognized internship program, and as an organization certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
The Association of Women in Events was founded by Carrie Abernathy, Tamela Blalock, Mas Tadesse Harris, Mary Higham, and Kiki Janssens in March 2015. The mission of the organization is to present women professionals in the meeting and events industry a place for sharing best practices, networking, professional development, career advancement and recognition. “We are thrilled to have a board of this caliber to support AWE’s mission in 2017 and guide us into the future,” says AWE Cofounder and President Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP. “We are very excited to launch several new and exciting initiatives under the tutelage of these amazing professionals.”