Anaheim, CA – Women in AV/IT (WAVIT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women in the AV and IT industries, has officially launched its speakers bureau to help give women a greater share of voice in the ProAV and IT industries.
“A core part of our mission is empowering women through representation,” said Althea Ricketts, WAVIT vice president and vice president of corporate initiatives at Shure. “Creating the WAVIT Speakers Bureau will allow us to recommend women speakers—who are very underrepresented in the ProAV and IT industries—to our media partners, associations, and the like. Being able to see women represented in the media and on various stages creates a more inclusive environment and encourages more women to grab a seat at the proverbial table”
“I’ve had the mic passed to me many times, and it has helped my career immensely,” added Susan Wilhite, WAVIT board member and business development manager, commercial at Snap One. “At WAVIT, we’re excited to help women find places to share their voices—whether it’s through a blog, speaking on a panel, or simply being interviewed by industry media.”
Women who are interested in joining the WAVIT Speakers Bureau can submit their information here: bit.ly/WAVITSpeakers. The WAVIT Speakers Bureau is open to both members and non-members; however, members will be given preference for these opportunities.
Organizations that are in need of thought leaders can reach out to Brandy Alvarado-Miranda, WAVIT founder and CEO of BAM! Marketing & PR Agency, at email@example.com for recommendations from the WAVIT Speakers Bureau.
About WAVIT, Inc.
WAVIT is a 501(c)(3) organization created by and for women in the AV/IT industries. Our goal is to provide a network that supports and empowers women through education, representation, and inclusion. We know that ripples make waves, and to grow our equity, we must support women in any way that makes them feel safer, more comfortable, and more confident. It all starts with a ripple. We encourage women to be fierce, bold… and make waves! womeninavit.org.