Fighting the Gender Wage Gap

Based on various industry surveys, women in the exposition management field make 25 to 42 percent less than their male counterparts, says Maria Brennan, president of the one-and-a-half-year-old Bethesda, Md.-based Association of Female Exhibit Managers and Convention Organizers (AFEMCO).

The lower salaries for women in exposition management, notes Brennan, can't be explained away as the result of fewer college degrees or years in the industry. "When you look at education and experienc

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