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Female Leadership in Global Moving and Mobility: A Conversation With Industry Leaders

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  • Georgia Angell

    Trellis Vine Consulting, LLC

    Georgia served as Chairperson of the International Association of Movers Executive Committee from 2003-2007, after being a member of the committee for several years. She was the first woman elected to the organization’s chairmanship in its 41-year history. Georgia also chaired both the Accessorial Services Committee and the Claims Committee and was a member of the Commercial Affairs Committee.

    She returned to the executive committee in 2015, chairing the Technology & Communications Committee which focused on the military DPS system and IAM Data Collections and Analytics. She is currently a member of the Government and Congressional Affairs Committee, Budget & Finance Committee along with a member of the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Board.

    Georgia has contributed to the development of IAM Learning, the association’s initiatives to enhance communications with members. IAM Technology Partnership, The Shipper’s Guide, the Code of Ethics, the expansion of the Association Member’s Management Board, the Receivable Protection Plan and the Hall of Honor. She has hosted many Learning Labs on How To Network Like A Pro.

  • Ebru Demirel

    Ebru is president and partner of her family company Asya International Movers based in Turkey, where she has been working for the last twenty-six years. She has extensive experience in international moving and relocation services. While working at Asya she started Bedel Mobility Solutions in 1996 to offer immigration and relocation services for their clients in Turkey and she has been the CEO of Bedel since then. She is managing Asya together with her 2 sisters and father who is the founder of the company.

    Ebru has been serving at the board of FIDI since 2013 and she became the president of the association in April 2019 during the annual conference held in Amsterdam. Ebru also takes different roles at the ICEFAT (International Fine art Movers Association). She served as a member of standards committee for helping in developing standards for fine art movers and currently she is member of membership committee of ICEFAT. Ebru is at the board of Trustee of a nonprofit association (Sema Yazar Genclik Vakfi) for supporting young and talented people with college scholarship. She lives in Istanbul, is interested in long distance running (marathons and ultra-trails).

  • Maria Andrea Rodriguez

    Maria is the second generation of her family to lead their business for ABC Cargo Logistics in Bogota, Colombia. Educated in the U.S. as an industrial and systems engineer with a master's in international business. Maria has a passion for travel, cooking and experiencing different cultures. She started in the industry 10 years ago, and since then has served on several boards. She is the president of the AFW scholarship fund and member of the selection committee for the Hall of Honor for IAM, and she acted as vice-chair for the IAM YPs for two terms. Maria heads up the Global Mobility and logistic divisions at ABC. With experience in the tech industry also, Maria is pioneering technological innovations and advances within her organization to create value and efficiency for her agent partner network and corporate clients.

  • Julia O'Connor

    Julia O’Connor serves as the Director of Membership & Database Management with the International Association of Movers (IAM). With ten years of experience at IAM, Juliacontinues to work with new and prospective members to communicate the value of membership and directs membership activities for IAM to develop programs, initiatives, and policies designed to increase membership.

    Julia providessupport to several IAM committees to drive member engagement, including the Leadership Alliance Council, the Core Members’ Management Board, the IAM-YP Management Board, and the Membership & Programs Committee, along with providing administrative support to the International Shippers Association (ISA).

July 16, 2020
Thu 10:00 AM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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