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Celebrating Women Rising in the Fair Industry on International Women’s Day
Women's Day


International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It’s also a day to raise awareness about the challenges women still face worldwide. In the Fair industry, women have been steadily rising, breaking barriers, and making significant contributions. Let’s take a closer look at some of these inspiring women and their impact on the industry.
Women in Leadership

In recent years, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of women taking on leadership roles in the Fair industry. These women are not only leading with passion and dedication but also bringing new perspectives and ideas to the table. Their leadership is shaping the future of the fair industry and inspiring other women to pursue leadership roles.

Two such women are Alameda County Fair’s Vivian Wu, Chief Financial Officer and Angel Moore, Chief Operating Officer. Under their leadership, the company has seen tremendous growth in how teams are managed, budgets are set and new, unique events are booked. Not only do they manage a Fair with half a million guests, but they oversee up to 250 private and public events held on the Fairgrounds each year. They are known for their innovative approach and commitment to excellence, making them role models for women in the industry and beyond.

Women Entrepreneurs
Women entrepreneurs are also making their mark in the Fair industry, creating successful businesses and driving innovation. These women are breaking stereotypes and proving that gender is not a barrier to success in the business world.

Women in Creative Roles
In addition to leadership and entrepreneurship, women are also excelling in creative roles within the Fair industry. From designers to artists to marketers, women are bringing their creative talents to the forefront and shaping the industry’s aesthetic and cultural landscape. Many of these roles, including leading multiple teams.

Challenges and Opportunities
While women in the industry have made significant strides, challenges remain. Gender inequality, lack of representation in leadership roles, and limited access to resources are some of the challenges women face in the industry. However, these challenges also present opportunities for growth and change.

By supporting women in the Fair industry through mentorship, networking, and advocacy, we can create a more inclusive and diverse industry that benefits everyone. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s honor the achievements of women in the Fair industry and commit to creating a more equitable future for all.

Women are rising in the Fair industry, breaking barriers, and making their mark in leadership, entrepreneurship and creative roles. Their contributions are shaping the industry’s future and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Alameda CountyFair would like to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in the industry and work towards a more inclusive and equitable future for all.