The AV industry is full of superstar women catapulting their companies to new heights. But more than 90 percent of men and women alike said in the 2018 Women in Technology survey that women are still underrepresented in tech and tech leadership. Educational programming starting as young as grade school all the way to in the workplace is making great strides to encourage more women into the space. One of the best ways to inspire? By sharing experiences. Enter Christa Bender.  

This is the first in a webinar series profiling some of these women working in technology careers. Hear from Christa who has 15 years of AV industry experiences. Commercial Integrator recognized her as a ‘Top 40 Influencer Under 40,’ and Systems Contractor News named her a ‘Power Player.’ She’s one of ‘103 #AVTweeps You Must Follow on Twitter,’ a rAVe contributor, an instructor at InfoComm, and the list goes on. She’ll share: 

  • What can be done to attract more women into STEM careers 
  • How to stay ahead in the fast-paced industry 
  • Advice on the best ways to advance in tech 

11/27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am CT – join the webinar.

Presented By: Christa Bender

Before joining the AV industry fifteen years ago, Christa worked a few customer-service jobs during and after college. She loves the ever-changing technology environment and continually challenges herself to become more knowledgeable by attending numerous manufacturer and industry trainings. Christa obtained her CTS certification in 2010 and is currently studying for her CTS-D. Christa is an active member of the AVIXA Content & Learning Committee. She is actively involved in the AVIXA Women’s Council as a facilitator for the Career Empowerment Alliance and hosts monthly CTS study group sessions on behalf of the AVIXA Women’s Council.

Christa has received the following industry recognitions: NSCA Education Foundation 2015 Women in AV (WAVE) Business & Leadership Conference Award, Commercial Integrator Top 40 Influencers Under 40 (2015), Systems Contractor News Power Players: Honoring Exemplary Women in the Industry (2015), Commercial Integrator 103 #AVTweeps You Must Follow on Twitter (2016),  the InfoComm International Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award (2016), and Commercial Integrator Young Leaders on Twitter (2018).

Just when you think Christa sleeps, she uses that time to cycle, blog, and host the Tech Chaos podcast for rAVe Publications.

Moderated By: Tammy Jackson

Tammy Jackson is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Sonic Foundry. Tammy oversees the efforts of the company’s marketing team, developing the marketing, communication and community strategies to drive lead generation, build brand awareness and foster customer loyalty. Prior to Sonic Foundry, Tammy worked as a broadcast and print journalist for more than a decade, where she honed her passion for sharing the stories of others. She’s parlayed that passion into sharing customer successes as they creatively integrate academic and enterprise multi-media into their daily lives.

This information was originally posted here.

Note: Sonic Foundry is a sponsor of Convergent AV Radio. 

Editors note 11/27: If you were not able to see the webinar (or would like to watch it again), you’ll find it here