And the Award Goes To….Latoya Lewis
Latoya Lewis tapped into a passion for event planning and design at a very young age. Initially drawn to the intricacies of the event creation process, she has come full circle from honing her expertise in live event production and management alongside some of the industry’s top influencers to now sharing her insights to inspire young people to discover and explore their own career pathway into the event industry in an academic setting.
Latoya recently shared with AVIXA that she is the inaugural individual recipient of the Event Industry Council's 2020 Social Impact Award. A career highlight to put it lightly!
“It means more than I can put into words. Especially during a year that was not only tremendously challenging for our industry and EnventU; but also encouraged conversations and demanded actions in support of a more equitable and inclusive society. As an organization who has set rigorous standards and created avenues of professional development for the events industry, I have a tremendous amount of respect for EIC and their leadership in creating this award.”
Learn more about EventU: https://enventu.org/our-story/
“There is SO much effort that goes into building a program as multi-dimensional as EnventU. If I'm honest, MUCH more than I envisioned when I began this journey nearly six-year ago. It has tested my resolve, more than anything to date, on a REGULAR basis! I've grown so much because of those challenges. But you need moments like this to keep going and through this award, I am affirmed in this work. With my entire being, I believe we are just hitting our stride. The best is yet to come so stay with us, and buckle up!”
Learn more about AVIXA's diversity initiatives: https://avixa.org/diversity