WIPA Partners with Equally Wed Pro as Pride Month Nears

The Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) and Equally Wed Pro are pleased to announce a partnership to advance inclusivity initiatives in the events industry. 


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WIPA Partners with Equally Wed Pro as Pride Month Nears

(Scottsdale, AZ) — The Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) and Equally Wed Pro are pleased to announce a partnership to advance inclusivity initiatives in the events industry.

“WIPA is committed to allyship and we are thrilled to partner with Equally Wed Pro to enhance the educational opportunities provided to our members,” says Cindy Celis, WIPA International’s Director of Diversity + Inclusion. “Equally Wed and their educational platform, Equally Wed Pro, has been a steady voice advocating for the LGBTQ+ community in the wedding industry and we are honored to work alongside them to continue spreading their message.” 

Founded in 2010, Equally Wed was created to offer a modern, elegant and unique guide to LGBTQ+ wedding planning by providing LGBTQ+ couples with inclusive resources and a directory of LGBTQ+ inclusive  professionals.  “There has always been—and continues to be—a need for inclusive media in the industry, and it’s our lifelong mission to provide a safe space for couples of all dynamics,” says Kirsten Palladino, Co-founder and Editorial Director of Equally Wed and Lead Educator at Equally Wed Pro. “Partnering with WIPA will help to spread the mission for inclusivity, and we look forward to engaging in thoughtful discussion about diversity and inclusion with members.” 

Equally Wed Pro has generously donated a number of their certification courses to the organization, giving D+I committee members access to timely, inclusive curriculum in a combination of educational articles and videos. In addition, WIPA members will receive a member-only discount to Equally Wed Pro’s certification course, and Palladino will also be working closely with WIPA Education on a joint virtual webinar for its members. 


About Equally Wed

Launched in 2010 by a married LGBTQ+ couple, Equally Wed is the world’s leading LGBTQ+ wedding and honeymoon magazine and directory of LGBTQ+ inclusive wedding vendors and venues, as well as a published book by Kirsten Palladino, Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding. They are committed to featuring wedding, marriage equality, honeymoon, and engagement inspiration and information to the LGTBQ+ community and the businesses who serve them. More information can be found at https://equallywed.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EquallyWedmagazine.


About Equally Wed Pro

Equally Wed Pro is the ultimate destination for LGBTQ+ inclusive education for wedding and event professionals. Led by Kirsten Palladino, a world-renowned LGBTQ+ wedding expert and D+I educator, Equally Wed Pro’s mission is to teach wedding and event pros how to communicate their inclusive values to their colleagues and clients while also educating about the special traditions and unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.  Through Equally Wed Pro’s LGBTQ+ Inclusive Certification Course and other educational offerings, the wedding and event industry now has a robust resource to lean on for expert guidance in working with and marketing to the LGBTQ+ community. Additional information is available at http://equallywedpro.com and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/equallywedpro.


About WIPA

Launched in 2008, the Wedding International Professionals Association is a national not-for-profit community that is committed to connecting wedding professionals and providing members with opportunities for professional growth. Dedicated to its four core values—knowledge, integrity, quality, and education—WIPA is made up of a number of member-run committees to assist in the advancement not only of its members, but of the community as a whole. Additional information can be found on their web site at http://wipa.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WIPAinternational.

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