Today we start our new series, taking a look at the powerhouse women working in the technical side of events. And who better to kick off the series than our very own CEO, Heidi Brumbach? We sat down with Heidi to learn more about her experience.
How did you get started in the industry?
I grew up a dancer. I was lucky enough to work professionally in some great productions that exposed me to some very advanced technology. I also worked in venues with practically NO technology! But I learned production from both experiences.
What has been your biggest challenge as a woman in production?
I’ve had times when crew members that don’t know me assumed I couldn’t be in charge, because I’m a girl. It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten that vibe, so maybe times have changed!
How do you think women have an advantage in the technical world?
As a woman, I think I’m more approachable to a lot of meeting planners than some of the techs. Having a CMP helps, too 😉
My iPhone! I couldn’t live without it.
What advice can you give to young women who would like to begin a career in production?
Always learn. Keep your eyes open and watch how things are done. Get your hands dirty and be prepared to do some heavy lifting. Never wait for someone to do the hard work for you.