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Smart Meetings Announces 2017 Smart Women in Meetings Awards Winners

SAUSALITO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce the second annual Smart Women in Meetings Awards. The prestigious awards platform honors talented, dedicated women who are making an impact on the meetings industry, elevating and inspiring female meeting ambassadors worldwide.

Designed to honor and celebrate all women in the meetings industry, The Smart Women in Meetings Awards recognizes the industry's top female meeting professionals in five prestigious categories including Industry Leaders, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Doers, and Rising Stars. Now in its second year, the awards platform has come to serve as a celebrated benchmark for meeting planners nationwide. Nominated by their peers and colleagues, and ranked against hundreds of their remarkable, qualified meeting peers, these award winners earn top honors for their hard work and dedication to the meetings industry.

"I am so honored to provide such a fabulous platform of recognition to our meeting planning community," said Smart Meetings founder and CEO, Marin Bright. "For such a female-driven industry, it is important to me to ensure that our women are gaining the recognition they truly deserve. Women in the workforce have their own set of challenges to overcome, and meeting planners have an especially difficult and stressful job—I'm so happy to salute these talented, hardworking women and continue to grow our community of strong female leaders."

Winners of this prestigious award will be featured in the March 2017 issue of Smart Meetings magazine (print and digital), and will receive recognition and exposure through the Smart Meetings website, newsletters and social media, and acknowledgment at a Smart Women in Meetings Awards luncheon at the 2017 Smart Woman Summit in Denver, CO.

The Smart Woman Summit will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver on April 28. All women in the meetings industry are welcome to attend this professional development conference designed to advance their careers and enhance their working relationships. The signature conference will feature educational workshops, thought-leading keynote speakers and dynamic networking opportunities.

2017 Smart Women in Meetings Awards Winners

The Smart Woman Summit

About Smart Meetings:
Smart Meetings is the leading media company and the most trusted resource for meeting professionals. Providing best-in-class service, Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines, hosts world-class hosted-buyer networking events, provides CEU-accredited webinars, offers a complimentary site-selection service and offers myriad digital resources.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Harrington


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