PCMA Celebrates International Women’s Day

Author: Sherrif Karamat       

International Women's Day

Attendees at PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh listen to Main Stage speakers. PCMA salutes women in the business events industry on International Women’s Day. (Jacob Slaton)


Sherrif Karamat

Sherrif Karamat, CAE

PCMA stands with the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. It is hard to believe that in 2019 we still are struggling for equity for women and I want to acknowledge the passion, power, and dedication of all the women in the Business Events Community, including our volunteer leadership and members of Team PCMA. Special congratulations to Michelle Crowley, PCMA Vice President for Global Growth and Business Transformation, who was just honored as a Smart Women In Meetings: Industry Leader.

Inclusion, diversity, equality, and respect are values we have encouraged the business events industry to embrace through PCMA’s Ascent initiative. International Women’s Day is a time for us to reflect on our work in this arena and to think about how we can make every day an opportunity to promote gender equality.

Sherrif Karamat, CAE

President and CEO, PCMA