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March 11th 2020

Gender Equality in the Events Industry!

Heather Lishman image by Heather Lishman

International Women's Day is celebrated on 8th March every year and is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.

The theme for the 2020 campaign was 'Each for Equal' in which the movement emphasises that equality is not a women's issue, but a business issue and we must all come together and strive toward a gender equal world.

To mark the occasion, Manchester Central gathered together a group of female event professionals from across the industry to discuss what it's like to not just be a woman in the events industry, but to be a woman in 2020.

Join host Samantha Pike-Devlin, Digital Communications Executive at Manchester Central and Nicole Leida, Head of Conference and Events at the National Cancer Research Institute, Caroline Mackenzie, Director of Global Association Partners, Nicola White, Senior Project Manager at Worldspan plc and Elizabeth Conboy, Head of Venue Sales at Manchester Central as they take a closer look at gender equality in the events industry – where it’s at now and what changes can be made to move forward to greater gender balance.

Central Chat is supported by Blitz | GES, the venue’s on-site AV suppliers.

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