Accepting: Mas Tadesse, Co-Founder & Secretary

The Association for Women in Events was founded in 2015 by 5 professional women in the events sector. The founders wanted the vision of the organization to be centered around a central inclusive place for all women to find resources, mentorship, and career guidance and enhancement. In the summer of 2015 a board of 25 was put in to place to develop and guide the mission of the organization. The membership focuses on career enhancements for women in the events industry.

Mas Tadesse is the Registration Manager at Meeting Management Group, Inc., where she oversees the registration for domestic and international conferences ranging anywhere between 50 and 2,000 registrants. Acknowledged for her positive attitude, willingness to lend a hand, and anticipating tasks before being asked, she truly has a knack for customer service--and loves the hospitality industry. During the past 10 years, Mas has worked in several Washington, D.C., Metro area entities, including the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Society of Landscape Architecture, and the American Public Human Services Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles. She is also a member of PCMA, IAEE, AWE and ASAE. Mas started her career in television news working in newsrooms in Southern California, including KTLA, UPN, and KABC-TV. To gain on-air experience she reported for the ABC affiliate in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and the NBC affiliate in Bristol, Tennessee, with her final on-air stop as a General Assignment Reporter in Las Vegas, Nevada. She made the switch to meeting management and hasn’t looked back. She is a native of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and grew up in Pasadena, California.