SHOT Show 2016 was the third year for Niki and me to attend. Every year has been a different experience. Different products, faces, gatherings, challenges, etc. It's always fun and eye opening, and each year I've been surprised at just how many women attend and participate. We both noticed the absence of the stereotypical "booth babes", and how many well respected women had booth appearances. As well as so many more women in the booths, working. Women working for some of the biggest firearms companies, women in the media, women working as product ambassadors, and more women owned, created, and developed businesses. Seriously, just women everywhere, from all walks of life, of all ages.
I recently went to the SHOT Show webpage and the first thing I noticed was how many faces of women popped up right on the front page. Even though SHOT Show is huge and international, it's still only represents a part of the picture. We are well represented in the industry now, with many respected women in the public eye and behind the scenes. It's an exciting time for us, ladies!