Women in AV NYC Event: Connecting with Friends and Investing in the Future
It was a pleasure to join the Women in AV (WAVE) and National Systems Contractors Association at their fundraising event at Rodeo Bar in NYC on Wednesday, April 9. In addition to being a great opportunity for local AV industry colleagues to get together and catch up after a long winter, the event raised money for a scholarship for women in the audiovisual technology field. Both Julie Lake and I attended the event, the first WAVE event for Julie, who recently joined the Control Concepts Team as Relationship Manager, Business Development. Julie shares that this industry event in particular “was a nice opportunity to get introduced to others in the industry in a casual and fun environment.” She continues, “I feel that events like this create a sense of community with our fellow peers, bringing together men and women in the AV industry to meet, network, and enjoy a night out while showing support for an industry association. It definitely sparked my interested in getting involved with Women in AV.” Industry social and networking events like this one strengthen our relationships and allow us to show support for the larger AV community and invest in the industry’s future, a topic of key importance for us. I am a firm believer in being able to make friends, have fun, and share experiences with your colleagues and customers. It is the time spent in these situations that have as much of an impact on our future success as formal meetings and presentations. Developing friendships within the industry leads to stronger, more loyal, more productive relationships, and better opportunities. Here at Control Concepts, we are excited to be planning an event of our own for technology managers at the InfoComm Show in June. More to come on that soon… we can’t wait to share all the details!