ACCENT New Orleans Founder Diane Lyons Honored by Smart Meetings with Entrepreneur Award


The Smart Women in Meetings Awards, spanning seven distinct categories, recognize 100 women leaders for shaping the events industry in new and exciting ways—and inspiring those around them.

 

ACCENT New Orleans Founder Diane Lyons Honored by Smart Meetings with Entrepreneur Award

 

NEW ORLEANS, LAACCENT New Orleans, Inc., a DMC Network Company, proudly announces that president and founder Diane Lyons, CMP, DMCP, has been named a recipient of the esteemed 2024 Smart Women in Meetings Award by Smart Meetings.

 

This coveted recognition by Smart Meetings, a leading media company and respected authority in the meeting industry, underscores Diane’s ability to navigate challenges and serve as a source of inspiration within the event sector.

 

The global meetings landscape, predominantly comprised of women, often faces a lack of female representation in leadership roles. The Smart Women in Meetings Awards, spanning seven distinct categories, recognize 100 women leaders for shaping the events industry in new and exciting ways—and inspiring those around them. Diane was named to the Entrepreneur category.

 

“I’m incredibly humbled and grateful to receive the Entrepreneur Award from Smart Women in Meetings,” Lyons said. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our team at ACCENT New Orleans, and I am privileged to share it with them. It inspires me to continue pushing boundaries in our industry.”

 

“We’re proud of Diane’s well-deserved Smart Women in Meetings Award,” said Jonni Adams, vice president at ACCENT New Orleans DMC. “Her dedication and innovative spirit inspire us, and we look forward to celebrating her achievements.”

 

Diane, alongside her esteemed fellow award recipients, will be honored onstage by Smart Meetings during the Smart Women in Meetings Awards gala at the Smart Woman Summit, set to take place at Caesars Palace Las Vegas in August 2024. View the full list of award winners here.

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ABOUT ACCENT NEW ORLEANS INC., A DMC NETWORK COMPANY

Established in 1991 by Diane B. Lyons, ACCENT New Orleans DMC (accent-dmc.com) has amassed over three decades of experience in event planning and destination management. As a member of the esteemed global DMC Network, the company prides itself on cultivating enduring local partnerships to bring ambitious visions to life. Its extensive range of services includes transportation, thematic design, catering, authentic experiences, and entertainment, complemented by specialized children’s programs and events. With a steadfast dedication to uniqueness and authenticity, ACCENT New Orleans DMC excels in crafting exceptional events that leave a lasting impact.