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Time to Nominate the Industry’s Next Gen of Exceptional Women

Kathy Monte, Senior Editor
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CHICAGO – For an industry to prosper, its next-gen leaders must be encouraged. That is at the heart of Trade Show Executive’s Women to Watch program, which was launched in 2018. It identifies the next generation of leaders but will also give them the spotlight at the legendary TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit being held at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Calif., Sept. 21-23, 2022.

“Now more than ever, we must recognize the talent in our ranks. For our industry to continue to be successful and thrive well into the future, we must support and reward our staffers who go above and beyond and show real talent and demonstrate leadership qualities. That is exactly the focus of Trade Show Executive’s Women to Watch,” Gabrielle Weiss, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Trade Show Executive, said.

This year’s Gold 100 will be like no other, as it will be a reunion as well as a celebration of the fact that the industry is back face-to-face.

Women working for independent show organizers and associations are eligible to be nominated. Click here to nominate a woman on your staff that you feel is worthy of this honor.

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Trade Show Executive editors will select the honorees based on various criteria, including demonstrable leadership qualities, creativity, overall business acumen, integrity, problem-solving, fostering excellence in team members and mentorship, and having demonstrated a high level of excellence in show management. This is open to non-executive level staff of show management and is for those in the industry from 2-10 years.

This year’s winners will be in good company. They join the 2019 winners, Colleen Boyden, Senior Operations Director, Reed Exhibitions; Courtney Easton, Director, Event Marketing, National Business Aviation Association; Sherry Gendel, Manager, Exhibition Service, Radiological Society of North America; and Melanie Weiner, Director of Operations, Informa Markets. Read about them here:

Women to Watch winners and their managers are invited to TSE’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit. This way they get to mingle with top organizers in the U.S. Trade Show Executive also gives additional exposure to these next-generation show organizers with a feature article.

Who’s your team’s Woman to Watch?

Complete their entry here:

Reach Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or

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