The AVIXA Women’s Council UK returned to The Spine in Liverpool on May 8 for an inclusive afternoon of presentations and networking. 

Exploring the topic, Building Strong Foundations for Career & Life, the event featured a workshop led by video expert Ryan Mulhern, a keynote presentation delivered by personal leadership expert Mark Tonks and a panel discussion featuring leading voices from the AV industry, including Angela Townsend of SMART Technologies, Adele Thornton of Synergy SKY, Iffat Chaudhry of Involve Visual Collaboration and the Whatiff? Podcast, Sadie Groom of Bubble Agency and Neil Pickstone of NowSignage.

Held at the awe-inspiring RCP Spaces at The Spine – said to be one of the “healthiest buildings in the UK”, and recently awarded Greengage ECOsmart Gold Award 2024 – the event was organised by Erica Whittle of Sennheiser and Carla Charlton of AVIXA, welcoming AVIXA members and other professionals committed to supporting and empowering women who work in the technology and AV industry.

Despite train strikes once again hampering some journeys to Liverpool, the afternoon was well-attended and offered aninteractive platform for attendees to hear from industry peers on their experiences as well as learn new video skills, and takeaways to put into action. 

Iffat comments, “This was a thought-provoking afternoon, giving us all the opportunity to reflect, try something new, and really focus on what our own individual professional journeys entailed. It was great to see so many industry peers come together and share their ideas, thoughts and experiences candidly, and that is what makes our collective journey such a positive one, absolutely on course to just get better and better!” 

The AVIXA Women’s Council UK committee meet regularly to plan and organise a calendar of online and in person events throughout the year. These events are free to attend and open to everyone and the Council welcomes anyone to become a member of the group. 

The next meet up will be at InfoComm in Las Vegas and there will be a July event in the UK.

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