This year, the week of International Women's Day has been eventful for AWC members in India. Owing to the fact that the Indian festival of Holi also falls on March 8th, the AVIXA Women's Council decided to usher in the celebrations earlier during the week, i.e on Monday, March 6.
A total of 66 attendees across four locations - Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi, met up between 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. The Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi meet ups were hosted by Kramer Electronics India Pvt Ltd and the event in Chennai was hosted by Office 2000 India Pvt Ltd.
Across these locations, all the attendees were able to participate in fun games and discussions around what being in the AV industry means to them professionally and personally. Overall, they enjoyed these networking sessions in a relaxed setting and truly be themselves. In the Bengaluru event, a pop quiz was organized, where the attendees were asked to fill in a simple questionnaire about themselves and also share their suggestions on AWC activities in the future. All the four locations were also connected to each other via a conference call, providing a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other. It was also heartening to hear stories, where a few members shared their experiences of being in the AV industry and how they were proud of belonging to this community of passionate and creative professionals.
The events concluded with everyone relishing delicious food and beverage and cutting a themed cake to mark the occasion.
A huge shout out to Kramer India and Office 2000 for graciously agreeing to host the event in their offices. Special thanks to all the participants for making time and attending the event.
Here's a compilation of the memories captured during the celebrations held in Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai.
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Sounds like a fantastic event. I love that the 4 locations were brought together - so unifying. Thank you @Kramer for hosting. And those cakes look awesome!
Hi @Lisa Matthews, CTS - it was indeed a wonderful event. Thanks to remote collaboration, we were able to meet so many women in AV across India. Special thanks to @Kirti S Shetti and her team at Kramer India and @Prabha Lakshmi and her team at Office 2000 for all their support in making this event happen at a short notice.
You mentioned a "pop quiz" that invited members to share ideas for future AWC activities. What are some of the ideas that were introduced? How can others here in the community get involved and help support their efforts?
Hi @Lisa Matthews, CTS - There were many interesting insights and ideas that came up during the meet up. They suggested topics like personal branding, finances, mentoring, career guidance and even technical seminars. Members were also keen to meet more often, organize day trips and spend lighter moments getting to know each other, while growing the community.
Thank you for sharing, Monisha! I love seeing the images from AWC groups around the world, and particularly the groups in India and people I have had the pleasure to meet. Here's to celebrating, supporting and empowering Women in AV worldwide!!