July EventHuddle to ask: ‘Are women being held back in the events industry?’

The 14 July EventHuddle in London is to focus on the question of whether women are being held back in the events industry. The topic comes on the back of among the event registrants which, the organisers claim, shows that 86.7% of those who took part, think women might be being held back in the events industry.

Ninety percent of those who took part in the poll were women, and EventHuddle says that it extrapolates that if the industry supports some 530,000 (FTE) jobs and that its gender make-up is approximately 75% women, over 310,000 of women #eventprofs feel they may be being held back in their job because of their gender.

When EventHuddle put the question to the same registrants whether they had ‘personally experienced gender bias in the events industry’, 73.4% answered ‘No’ or ‘Not sure’.

The survey results were based on 86 responses.

Kevin Jackson, of Experience is the Marketing, will chair a panel to explore these issues at the usual One Wimpole Street, London, venue.

Panelists include:
Rachael Bartlett – Sales and marketing director, Warwick Conferences

Joy Thomas – Senior manager (Group Events), Lloyds Banking

Carol Stewart – Personal development, career and  business coach, Abounding Solutions

Melissa Noakes – Experiential consultant, coach and mentor

Registration is free for event professionals @ www.eh11.eventbrite.co.uk

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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