Breaking Barriers: Women In The Events Industry

Breaking Barriers: Women In The Events Industry

30 June 2023


In this episode of The EventHuddle Podcast, Gabby welcomes Zahra, a seasoned events professional from the consultancy group Bums on Seats, to discuss the experiences and challenges faced by women in the events industry.

They delve into the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions, the need for more diversity in panels and industry events, and the impact of societal expectations on women's career progression. Zahra shares her personal journey and highlights the importance of embracing individuality and creating a supportive environment for women to thrive in the industry.

Standout Quote:

"You shouldn't have to wear all of these different masks or these different hats. You should just be able to be like, 'This is who I am. This is what I want to do. This is my skill set.' It shouldn't come down to whether you're a woman or a man."

Resources/Call to Action:

Check out Bums on Seats, a consultancy group specializing in sales and marketing for the events industry.

Explore mentorship opportunities to support and empower women in the events industry.

Advocate for diverse representation in industry events and panels.


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