#MeetingsToo: How to Prevent & Manage Sexual Harassment at Events

Presenter: Sarah Soliman Daudin & Courtney Stanley

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1:00 PM EST
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#MeToo. Two words that have sparked a powerful movement across the board, from Hollywood to corporate America to the technology sector and beyond. This webinar will shed light on sexual harassment in the meetings and events industry and share some actionable steps organizations and individuals can take to get ahead of the issue.

How can planners, suppliers and attendees help put a stop to sexual harassment? Event professionals, including both men and women, hold incredible power to change the sexual harassment epidemic beyond our own community. Our influence on the face-to face event experience can be the catalyst for sparking positive change in behavior patterns.

Join Meetings Today and changemakers Sarah Soliman Daudin, president and CEO of Soliman Productions, and Courtney Stanley, speaker, writer and business consultant at CS Consulting, for this insightful presentation on sexual harassment in the meetings industry, with key takeaways about prevention, change and impact.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will learn the following:

  • How to identify and prevent sexual harassment at meetings and events.
  • How to take action when an incident takes place and why it matters.
  • How neglecting prevention and action are contributing to attendee churn and the bottom line.

Earn CEUs: The Events Industry Council has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Human Resources Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.


Presenters:

Courtney Stanley

Courtney Stanley is a motivational speaker, writer and business strategist with a background in meeting design, community engagement, and leadership development. Courtney is a political activist and co-founder of #MeetingsToo, a social movement that empowers event professionals to prevent sexual harassment within the meetings and hospitality industry. 

Courtney is the youngest member to have ever been elected to Meeting Professionals International's (MPI) International Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the Association for Women in Events (AWE) Disruptor Award, the MPI Chairman’s Award and MPI RISE Award, named Collaborate and Connect Magazine’s 40 under 40 and recognized as one of the event industry’s most impactful change-makers. Courtney was recently tapped to serve a 2-year term on AWE's Board of Directors and has also been appointed to lead MPI's first ever international Women's Advisory Board with Co-Chair Sarah Soliman Daudin. Courtney strives to encourage peers to trust that passion, integrity and humility are the keys to success. 

 


Sarah Soliman Daudin

With over a decade of experience in production, Sarah Soliman Daudin brings her expertise into her own company, Soliman Productions covering the meetings industry at large. In 2014, she won IAEE's Rookie of the Year Award. In 2016 and 2017, Sarah worked hand-in-hand with the PCMA team as a co-host of PCMA's Convening Leaders LIVE broadcast. Through PCMA, Sarah earned her certification as a Digital Event Strategist in order to perfect her knowledge of live events both face-to-face and virtually. Currently, Sarah is the face and content creator of MPItv and works with MPl's publication, The Meeting Professional to produce year-round video content. She serves on the Board of Directors as the VP of Marketing & Communications for the MPI Greater Orlando Chapter. Sarah was honored with the Rising Star Award for Q2 of 2018 by the MPI Greater Orlando Chapter. Recently, Sarah was named a finalist for the Emerging Leader Award through the Association For Women In Events. Sarah serves as Co-Chair for the first ever MPI Women's Advisory Board. Sarah also serves on the MPI Global Board of Trustees for a 2-year term.

Her passion for the industry is also reflected through important industry issues including sexual harassment in the meetings and events space, working to educate and execute preventative measures meeting professionals can pro-actively implement into their contingency plans. Her work in the #MeetingsToo movement alongside her colleague Courtney Stanley earned her recognition on the cover of Meetings Today in October 2018.

Sarah hopes to continue inspiring and educating meeting professionals in all facets of their career through various initiatives she finds great passion in.

 

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