BrandSource to Host Women-in-Business Events

Brand SourceTUSTIN, Calif.-BrandSource, the member-owned retailer merchandising group, will host BrandSource Women in Business events at its bi-annual conventions, which will give women in the home furnishings, appliance and electronics industries an ongoing platform to network, socialize, discuss important issues and share experiences.

These gatherings will be held on a twice-a-year basis, in March and August, at BrandSource's conventions. Judy Lawrence, an industry expert who is spearheading these events, said the first event, held last month at the Spring Summit in Orlando, Fla., drew more than 40 attendees. Lawrence said the idea for the group arose from the Consumer Electronics Association's annual Women in CE events at the International CES trade show.

The BrandSource Women in Business group is open to anyone involved in the home furnishings, appliance and electronics industries, including women in finance, marketing, advertising, customer service and sales. Women in other industries will also be welcome to present or attend, "as appropriate," according to a BrandSource statement.

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