Female professionals working in vending and refreshment services are invited to join the new Women of The Industry (WIN) - National Automatic Merchandising Association networking group, NAMA Director Sales and Service Sue Ralston, CEM, announced.
"This special interest group met for the first time at the NAMA OneShow last year and there was a great turnout," said Ralston, in a prepared statement. "With a LinkedIn page and a mission statement, the women are enthusiastic and ready to go," she added.
WIN will convene at a networking breakfast Thursday, Nov. 15, during NAMA's CoffeeTea&Water (CTW) show at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans.
"We want to offer special thanks to our event sponsors, S&D Coffee, U-Select-It and Vendors Exchange International Inc. Hundreds of interested women are expected to be involved in WIN with our mission 'to promote unity and leadership by empowering women professionals of the vending and refreshment services industry through education and networking,'" according to Ralston.
"I am active in NAMA's WIN group because it gives me the opportunity to meet a broad-based group of women in the industry and create a valuable professional network," said Carla Variglotti of Cuyahoga Vending, one of the organizers of the group.
WIN is planning a special education/networking event for the April 2013 OneShow in Las Vegas.