Press

Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2021 Smart Women in Meetings Awards

SAUSALITO, Calif., March 8, 2021 — Smart Meetings, the leading meetings industry publisher and essential resource for event professionals, is proud to announce the winners of the sixth annual Smart Women in Meetings Awards. This prestigious awards program has come to serve as a cherished achievement for women who are making a significant impact and elevating the meetings industry.

The global meetings business is predominantly female, but women’s representation in industry leadership roles lags. Smart Meetings, a woman-owned company, aims to empower women and support their professional advancement. After a particularly stressful year when many women suddenly found the juggling of roles even more difficult these women supported their teams, customers and families. Through this awards program, Smart Meetings recognizes women (and those who identify as female) in all levels of their careers who inspire us with their aptitude, leadership skills and dedication to their work in the meetings industry.

The awards highlight the industry’s top female meeting professionals in seven prestigious categories: Hall of Fame, Visionaries, Industry Leaders, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Stellar Performers and Rising Stars. These living muses were distinguished by nominations from their industry peers and colleagues, and evaluated against hundreds of remarkable, qualified meeting candidates. They earned top honors for their commitment and significant contributions to the meetings industry.

“As the leader of a Woman Owned business under the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the Smart Women in Meetings Awards are near and dear to my heart,” said Smart Meetings founder and CEO, Marin Bright. “It’s my honor to shine a light on the accomplishments of my fellow women in meetings and celebrate our progress together as one united community, particularly in this year where we all learned some challenging pandemic lessons.”

Read the stories of the Smart Women in Meetings Award winners in the March Smart Meeting Magazine.

Smart Women in Meetings Award winners will be featured in the magazine and will receive on-stage honors at the Smart Women in Meetings Awards gala on September 15 at the Smart Woman Summit in Las Vegas.

The Smart Woman Summit

The 2021 Smart Woman Summit will be held at Resorts World September 15. Everyone (women and men) in the meetings industry are welcome to attend this educational and professional development conference. The Smart Woman Summit will feature workshops, thought-leading keynote speakers, dynamic networking opportunities and will culminate with the Smart Women in Meetings Awards gala.

About Smart Meetings:
Smart Meetings is the leading meetings industry publisher and voice of inspiration for meeting professionals. We inspire our audience of meeting and event professionals to dream big—and create brilliant experiences that delight attendees, achieve desired results and elevate the impact of the meetings industry. We are essential reading for the evolution currently happening all over the globe. Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines 12 times per year, hosts world-class networking events, produces CEU-accredited webinars and offers a myriad of digital resources, including Smart Sourcing and Smart U.

CONTACT:
JT Long

Content Chief

editor@smartmeetings.com

 


2020 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Honors the 2020 Platinum Choice Awards Winners
Smart Meetings Wins Six 2020 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards
Smart Meetings 2020 Planners of the Year Announced
Marin Bright Named One of Most Influential People in Event Industry by Eventex
Smart Meetings Announces Enhanced Hybrid Meeting Coverage with Addition of Event Tech Expert Brandt Krueger
Smart Meetings Launces Smart Sourcing Channel Giving Meetings Industry Virtual Place To Continue Business
Smart Meetings Announces Top Winners In Video Contest
Post-COVID-19 Meeting Industry Vision Survey Finds Continued Focus on Planning for Future
Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2020 Smart Stars Awards
AllSeated Announces New Physical Distancing Tool to Enable Transtion Back to Meetings
Smart Meetings Launches Smart U Boosting Bright Futures
Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2020 Smart Women in Meetings Awards

2019 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Honors the 2019 Platinum Choice Awards Winners
Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2019 Smart Stars Awards
Smart Meetings Wins Maggie Award for Social Media
Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2019 Smart Women in Meetings Awards

2018 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Congratulates the 2018 Platinum Choice Award Winners
Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2018 Smart Stars Awards
Smart Meetings Announces 3rd Annual Smart Woman Summit

2017 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2017 American Global Travel Award Nomination
Smart Meetings Announces 2017 Platinum Choice Awards Winners
Smart Meetings Announces Eddie & Ozzie Win for Site-Sourcing Division, Smart Meetings 360
Smart Meetings Founder Marin Bright Featured in USA Today
Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2017 Smart Stars Awards
Smart Meetings Announces Nichee Awards Win
Smart Meetings Announces Second Annual Smart Woman Summit
Smart Meetings Announces 2017 Smart Women in Meetings Award Winners

2016 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Platinum Choice Awards Winners
Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Smart Stars Award Winners
Smart Meetings Announces Eddie & Ozzie Win for Site-Sourcing Division, Smart Meetings 360
Smart Meetings Announces Inaugural Smart Woman Summit
Smart Meetings Hires Vivian Shaw as Director of Global Sourcing
Smart Meetings Hires John DeCesare as Vice President/Group Publisher

2015 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2015 Smart Stars Award Winners
Marin Bright Selected as Honoree in 2015 Folio Top Women in Media Awards
Get Smarter: Introducing the NEW SmartMeetings.com

2014 Press Releases

Smart Meetings TV Special Features the Winners of the 2014 Smart Stars Awards
2014 Platinum Choice Award Winners Chosen
Marin Bright Selected as an Honoree in 2014 Folio Top Women in Media Awards
Smart Meetings Announces 2014 Smart Stars Award Winners
Smart Meetings Partners with eSpeakers
Smart Meetings 2014 Events Scheduled
Smart Meetings elsewhere on the Web:
– Hundreds of media outlets and journalists viewed the winner’s release and clips from the TV special “Smart Destinations: The Best of 2013.” Major media outlets such as Yahoo, Boston Globe and The Street, along many local television stations and business journals relayed the news across the web.
– “Wyndham Offers Meeting Planners Chance at One Million Rewards Points,” hotel-industry.co.uk, July 7, 2012.
– Meeting planners visit to hear Hawaii’s pitch,” Honolulu Star Advertiser, March 21, 2012.
– “Hawaii woos meeting planners with Smart Meetings event,” Pacific Business News, March 16, 2012.
– “‘Smart Event’ to Sell Hawaii Meetings and Incentives, March 18
– 20,” Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, March 16, 2012.
– “Make it Work : The Zen of Event Planning,” forbes.com, Oct. 27, 2011.
– “Smart Meetings Convenes 25% Growth,” minonline.com, Jan. 12, 2009.