Maureen Ryan Fable Recognized on ‘Top 50 Smart Women in Meetings 2017’ List
Smart Meetings recently reviewed hundreds of nominations and selected the ‘Top 50 Smart Women in Meetings’ for 2017. Maureen Ryan Fable, CEO-Americas of FIRST, has been recognized in the Entrepreneurs category, among several other strong female business leaders. According to Smart Meetings, “These women not only play significant professional roles in the meetings and events industry, but also have achieved excellence in their work. They go the extra mile and they find ingenious solutions to complex problems consistently.”
Here is an excerpt from the full interview with FIRST CEO-Americas, Maureen Ryan Fable:
What I love about my job: Creating opportunities, both internally and externally. Being at the helm of FIRST, an agency that has been constantly growing, especially over the past five-plus years, means creating job opportunities. From that, relationships and friendships are formed, both with clients and colleagues, which will create lasting memories. I love getting our team excited about these opportunities and showing them how business growth also means personal growth, expansion of skills, and new and exciting projects.
First job: My first job was as a receptionist at Kathryn Schenker Associates, a public relations firm that represented artists such as Sting, Branford Marsalis and Lou Reed.
Keys to my success: Having a passion for what I do, being compassionate and being a loyal employer. Integrity in business has consistently been a central focus for me. I’ve always looked out for my team and surrounded myself with the best of the best. I always strive to be better each day and aim to infuse that same level of excellence to my team.
Best work trick I’ve learned: Bring to life the “work hard, play hard” philosophy.
Read more about the recognition and selection process here.