WAYLAND, MA — On January 11th 2017, A Woman’s View hosted its Annual networking reception at The PPAI Expo. This event was designed to recognize and celebrate the industry’s hard-working women. The venue was transformed into a chic cocktail party scene complete with entertainment, cool lighting, wine and hors d’oeuvres. A complimentary gift bag was provided to all attendees.
There were two very special surprises for the more than two hundred women in attendance: exhilarating live performances from a Cher impersonator and an empowering speech from the Senior Vice President of Retail from Wynn Resorts, Hedy Woodrow. In addition, A Woman’s View presented Theresa Gonzalez of Stay Visible, an independent Affiliate of iPROMOTEu, with the 2017 A Woman’s View Distributor Visionary Award, and Lori Bauer of BIC Graphic, with the 2017 A Woman’s View Supplier Visionary Award. These awards are given in appreciation for their commitment to the industry and recognize dedication, professionalism and success. Theresa, who was overcome with gratitude, stated “It was an incredible honor and wonderful surprise to be given the Distributor Visionary Award. I am lucky to be amongst such wonderful women and proud to assist with offering comprehensive support to women in the industry. This year’s networking reception generated so much energy that accepting the award around a wonderful community of women was the highlight of my trip this year to Expo!” Lori Bauer also stated “I am truly honored to be the first recipient of the Supplier Visionary Award. Through the organization of A Women’s View over the past two years, iPROMOTEu has made tremendous strides in further supporting their female affiliates in their personal and professional development. This active group of industry leaders uniquely addresses both the challenges and opportunities that women in business face with a proactive approach to focus on their advancement.”
Tayla Carpenter, who runs A Woman’s View program at iPROMOTEu, stated “Deciding to host the networking reception at The PPAI Expo, one of the most widely attended events in our industry, for a second year was an easy choice.” She added “Our women distributors are driven and ready and willing to do what it takes to grow their businesses. It is a privilege to provide support and resources to assist them in accomplishing their goals.”
The lead sponsors of the event were: BIC Graphic; iPROMOTEu; PPAI; Promo Marketing; and SAGE.