It all started in Cancun in November 2016, when a group of about 12 friends attending Mip Cancun met for Ana Barreto’s bachelorette party, a gathering organized by Liliam Hernandez, Gema Lopez and Cecilia Gomez de la Torre.
They asked that day : What would happen if we formed a women’s association? we all have a lot in common: work issues, knowledge of what we do, multitaskers. We are women, mothers, daughters, professionals. We recognize each other. Why not do something more formal?… For years, Roxana Rotundo of VIP organized dinners of women of the industry in L.A. Screenings, in which we all participated and they were very appreciated by all who attended, so why don’t we take this to another level.
Our first Dinner was at Natpe 2017, and it was a success!, nearly 70 women from the industry came together, not only from Latin American but from all over the world, after that we continue to grow , In the Galas Natpe 2018 and Natpe 2019 we gave our awards of Woman of the Year : honoring Blanca Ponce and Analida Lopez , two veterans of our industry.
Today our organization have more than 400 women , our goal is to make W.A.W.A. , our non profit . an association with employment opportunities, Networking , that empower the women’s role in the audiovisual industry. Finally and without any doubt we believe in our motto, “TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER”.