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Six-part virtual series to discuss challenges of sexism in the natural products industry

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The virtual series will take place from March 16 to April 20 and will include an in-person networking event at the SupplySide East trade show on April 19 in Secaucus, NJ.

INICIVOX, an award-winning seminar host, will soon kick off a new seminar series to discuss challenges of sexism in the natural products industry. The six-part virtual series, titled “Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communication Strategies in the Face of Sexism,” will take place March 16 to April 20 and will feature discussions with professionals from the natural products industry who will share experiences and encourage discussions around how to address and improve problems with sexism in the industry.

According to an INICIVOX press release, “The six-part series will feature professionals from various sectors of the industry, coming from all sides of the ‘elephant,’ who can share experiences—both positive and negative—while giving other professionals in the industry the courage to learn, ask questions, and seek out ways to use their voices and influence, to positively change and improve sexist behaviors and inequalities.”

Attendees can register for the event here. Those who register before March 15 will receive the entire series at a discounted cost of $75. All sessions are recorded and available for playback, and attendees can also receive a certificate of course completion from INICIVOX. During the sessions, participants have the option of submitting questions anonymously in the live chat function.

The series will also host an optional, in-person speed networking event at the SupplySide East trade show on April 19 in Secaucus, NJ.

This “Elephant in the Room” series on sexism is supported by partners Naturally Network and Naturally Proud Network, along with media partner Late Night Health Radio. Public relations agency Pitch Publicity and INICIVOX are cosponsoring and funding the sexism seminar series.

In a press release, Amy Summers, series director and the founder and president of INICIVOX and Pitch Publicity, stated, “The intention of the series is to create an awareness and elevate the discussion on how to address, and respond to, attitudes or behaviors on traditional stereotypes of gender roles that discriminate, devalue, or restrict opportunities for professionals working in the natural products space. Being silent on these issues has not helped. It’s important that we provide a space to reflect what we are seeing and hearing, internally and externally, through a lens of truth while challenging ourselves and our organizations to do better.”


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