The first Women in CE awards event was held Thursday Jan. 7, in Las Vegas at MGM Grand’s Tabu Ultra Lounge during International CES. Hundreds of industry leaders gathered to honor the remarkable achievements of seven women, the first recipients of the Women in CE Legacy Awards. Attendees enjoyed specialty cocktails courtesy of Stoli and light hors d’ oeuvres, plus the opportunity to meet and mingle with the membership and guests.
Master of Ceremonies Denise Morales, VP of Sales at Monster Cable, presented this year’s honorees: Vizio’s Laynie Newsome, Debbie Schaeffer of Mrs. G TV and Appliances, Pam Crane of Ken Crane’s, CEA’s Karen Chupka, J&R’s Rachelle Friedman, Irene Baran of Speck Products, and Sonance’s Krista Bergman. Consumer Technology Publishing Group and Vann’s hosted the event and introductions were made by Women in CE founder and CustomRetailer publisher Carol Campbell and Courtney Manlove of Schvee.com and Vann's.
Commented Carol Campbell, “Congratulations to all of the inductees! Women in CE appreciates your hard work and high visibility in the industry and are honored to acknowledge your accomplishments.”