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Representation in Events

July 1, 2020

Representation in Events

Is there enough representation in the events industry? In this episode, host Reyna Caraveo and guest Kimberly Garcia discuss representation of BIPOC individuals in leadership roles at events, vendor communities, and participation in events.

In this episode we discuss:

  1. The lack of representation of minority groups, such as BIPOC, in leadership roles at events. Including speakers roles, company sponsors, donors and stakeholders, and organizing boards.
  2. Why there are not enough BIPOC event planners or vendors in the San Antonio and Austin area markets, and how to find them.
  3. Why BIPOC participation and representation at industry events such as venue open houses, webinars, and educational meetings is missing.
  4. How niche events and community subgroups are born out of necessity for more diversity and human connection.

About Our Guest:

Kimberly Garcia is a Family and Community Engagement Specialist for San Antonio ISD. She works to create and support family-centric events both virtually and on-campus to enhance community participation in school events. Additionally, she connects families to area resources to support students on their educational journey. Kimberly also has experience coordinating special events for non-profits, higher education institutions, and local community based events in the greater Austin area.

Check out other episodes in the Pass the Mic Series! Listen to the first episode about Inclusivity and Events and the LGBTQIA+ community here.

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