Now in its third year, the awards platform has gained rapid notoriety and serves as a notable metric of achievement for meeting planners nationwide. Nominated by their peers and colleagues, and ranked against hundreds of their extraordinary meeting peers, these award winners earned top recognition for their hard work and contributions to the meetings industry.
Vaji, Geisinger director of system events and volunteer management, earned recognition in the Trailblazer category for her commendable contribution to the meetings industry. Furnari, Geisinger events coordinator, was recognized in the Rising Star category.
“I’m delighted to award all of our dedicated 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards winners for their outstanding accomplishments and profound contribution to our industry,” said Smart Meetings founder and CEO, Marin Bright. “We’re a female-driven industry and it’s more important than ever to honor and support our female meeting ambassadors and pay tribute to their diligence, talent and extraordinary work ethic.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to work with Linda and Danielle,” said Nancy Lawton-Kluck, Geisinger’s chief philanthropy officer. “Geisinger is fortunate to have such caring and dedicated professionals working within the Foundation, and we stand with Smart Meetings magazine in congratulating them on their well-deserved awards.”
Smart Women in Meetings Awards winners will be featured in the March 2018 edition of Smart Meetings print and digital magazines, receive extensive online coverage and receive on-stage honors at the third annual Smart Woman Summit in partnership with Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau on April 19, 2018 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront.
2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards Winners
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