#GALSNGEAR founder Amy DeLouise has received the IABM M&E Mentoring Award, which recognises a person, group, or company that has made an impact and has been an inspiration in the lives of new people in the media and entertainment industry.
DeLouise founded #GALSNGEAR to support, amplify, and train women in the media, tech, and entertainment industries and to help them build professional networks for career advancement.
#GALSNGEAR hosts an emerging leaders training programme, in-person networking events, and beta-testing opportunities, and the organisation recently launched the Tequity Hub, a one-stop shop for women seeking industry connections and upskilling.
The Tequity Hub hosts Tequity Tuesdays, monthly virtual conversations on industry topics, as well as training tools, technical demos, and job postings.
In the IABM’s judgment, DeLouise has assisted with knowledge by sharing wisdom and skills, offering brainstorming and a sounding board, helping mentees develop a professional network, and providing a perspective for career/work strategies and options.
Besides leading #GALSNGEAR, DeLouise owns and manages production and consulting firm DeLouise Enterprises LLC. The company helps Fortune 500 companies, international nonprofits, and public sector agencies with video and social media.
She is the author of two books with Routledge Press: “Nonfiction Sound and Story for Film and Video: A Practical Guide for Filmmakers and Digital Content Creators” (2020) and “The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera” (2016).
“One of my passions is helping to educate, connect, and elevate the next generation of people who will shape the M&E industry,” DeLouise said. “It’s an honour to have IABM recognise those efforts.”
The M&E Mentoring Award is part of the 2023 IABM Annual Awards acknowledging excellence and achievement. DeLouise received her award at a dinner on December 7 in London following the BaM Live London event.