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Women in CE CEDIA EXPO 2013 Event Reaches Record Growth With New Levels of Attendance and Sponsorships

Sold-Out Networking Event Honored Volunteer of the Year Krista Bergman; Nicole Mangina, CEO of The Success Perspective, Delivered Keynote

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Oct. 3, 2013 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE), an industry organization focused on empowering women, building networks, and supporting career opportunities in the consumer electronics industry, announced today that its fifth annual breakfast event at CEDIA EXPO 2013 broke all records of attendance and sponsorship support. The event brought practical career advice via an uplifting keynote address by Nicole Mangina, CEO of The Success Perspective, and recognized IAV Lightspeaker’s Krista Bergman with the organization’s Volunteer of the Year award.

Titled “Secrets to Being Successful in Business and Having a Life,” the keynote provided the sold-out audience with pragmatic tools for shattering the “ceiling of frustration” once and for all in order to earn more money, have more fun, and experience a more fulfilling personal life. The yearly function also added four new sponsors to its roster, making the breakfast gathering one of Women In CE’s largest annual events. With more than 220 industry professionals in attendance, the event has been branded as a must-attend CEDIA EXPO networking event.

“We look forward every year to our CEDIA EXPO event, and this year’s breakfast surpassed all expectations in terms of attendance, community, and empowerment for our members,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “It was a privilege to see so many members and guests turn out in support of our Volunteer of the Year, as well as listen to the thoughtful, insightful, and high-energy keynote delivered by Nicole Mangina. None of this would be possible without the continued support of our event sponsors, and we are grateful for their contributions.”

Bergman, director of sales at IAV Lightspeaker and 2010 Women in CE Legacy Award Honoree, accepted the award for Volunteer of the Year at this year’s breakfast event. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by an organization that I deeply respect and admire,” said Bergman. “As a member and volunteer, I have found that a small investment in time has yielded immeasurable results in terms of networking opportunities, idea exchanges, and access to such a talented pool of industry mentors.”

Sponsors of the Women in CE breakfast event at CEDIA EXPO 2013 included Monster(R), ATON(R), BlueBOLT(R), Chief(R), Core Brands(R), Consumer Technology Publishing Group (CTPG), Crestron(R), DA-LITE(TM), Dealerscope, ELAN(R), EPSON(R), Furman(R), Niles(R), Panamax(R), Proficient(R), Sanus(R), SpeakerCraft(R), Sunfire(R), Technology Integrator, Xantech(R), The Davinci Group, Bedrock Learning, Home Entertainment Source (HES), Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), IAV Light Speaker, Leviton(R), Metra(TM), Nuvo(R), Specialty Electronics Nationwide (SEN), Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), InGear PR, Totem Acoustics, Lutron(R), and Tivoli Audio(R).

The organization will host its fifth annual Women in CE Legacy Awards Networking Reception on Jan. 7 during the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, and plans are underway for the third annual Women in CE Forum, which will be held in New York City on June 24 as a part of CE Week 2014. More information on Women in CE events and membership is available at www.WomenInCE.org.

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Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. For additional information about membership benefits and to join, please visit www.WomenInCE.org.

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