Women in CE announces name change, becomes Women in Consumer Technology
Following in the footsteps of another organization that recently changed its name, the Women in Consumer Electronics announced that it will now be known as the Women in Consumer Technology. The mission of the organization—to provide women in the industry a platform for networking and career growth—will remain the same.
The new name was introduced at the organization’s annual Legacy Awards Networking Reception last month during CES 2016. The Women in CT rebrand also includes a refreshed website.
“The time is right to evolve our identity to Women in Consumer Technology,” Carol Campbell, founder of Women in Consumer Technology, said in a statement. “Since our inception in 2009, the success of the organization has been fueled by the support of organizations like CTA and CEDIA, which have also broadened their scope to drive and embrace innovation in the consumer and home technology fields. We are proud that Women in Consumer Technology has gained the respect of our industry as a representative of the important initiatives that support women in the consumer technology sector as just plain good business. We have worked hard to collaborate with our sister organizations such as the Women of InfoComm Network (WIN) and other prominent voices to attract more women to our industry. Through our organization, we train, encourage, and support these women to ultimately watch them thrive.”
At the ceremony during CES 2016, Women in Consumer Technology honored six 2016 Legacy Award recipients. The honorees are women who are top-level executives in the retail, association, entertainment, manufacturing, and distribution segments. They included:
- Ann Boutcher, Consultant, Voxx International Corporation
- Glenda MacMullin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Consumer Technology Association
- Tara Maitra, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Content and Media Sales, TiVo
- Dawn vonBechmann, Senior Vice President, Technology, Entertainment and Office, Walmart/Sam’s Club
- Carol Campbell Inspiration Award: Iris Goldschmidt, CEO, APW Holdings LLC.
- Woman to Watch: Vanessa Zitzmann, Marketing and Sales, 21st Century Distributing
“This year’s inductees are all remarkable women,” said Campbell. “It was an honor to present this year’s awards to such an inspiring group who continue to move our legacy forward and drive the advancement of their companies and the industry.”
Up next for Women in Consumer Technology, their Career Enhancement Forum, which will take place on June 21 at the start of CE Week in New York. On the agenda, an opening keynote that will be delivered by New York Times Bestseller author, journalist, and popular lecturer, Gail Sheehy.