WAYLAND, MA — On January 17th 2018, 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 Stevie Nicks impersonator and an empowering speech from the Director of Shark Reef Operations from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Adrienne Rowland. In addition, A Woman’s View presented Christiane Hartley of MCM Productions, an independent Affiliate of iPROMOTEu, with the 2018 A Woman’s View Distributor Visionary Award, and Susan Rye of SanMar, with the 2018 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. Christiane, who was overcome with gratitude, stated “I am truly honored to receive this year’s A Woman’s View Visionary Award. I am so grateful that A Woman’s View council gave me the opportunity to work with amazing female distributors. They have helped me share what I’ve learned as a woman entrepreneur and I thank them all for the amazing friendship and camaraderie.” Susan also stated “Thank you to Ross Silverstein and the iPROMOTEu organization for recognizing and celebrating contributions of the women in our industry. While I am honored to receive this award, it really is a tribute to my company SanMar and my wonderful customers. I go to work every day, grateful to be a part of this wonderful industry. Thank you!”
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 third 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: ASI; BIC Graphic; iPROMOTEu; PPAI; and SAGE.