Women in the Flooring Industry (WIFI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that attracts, educates, and empowers women in the flooring industry, announced four flooring professionals have been elected WIFI’s board of directors at the January board meeting: Amie Gilmore, show director for ICRE and The International Surface Event (TISE); Ellie Priester, senior director, public affairs and brand strategy, HMTX; Allyson Rawlings, creative director, Rawlings Flooring America; and Reva Revis, vice president of strategy and business development, Fuse Alliance.

“Amie, Ellie, Allyson and Reva will help WIFI expand its reach in the flooring industry,” said WIFI Board Chair Emily Finkell. “They are extraordinary leaders, and their experience and expertise will support our mission educating, attracting and empowering women in flooring.”

“After being part of the floor covering industry through TISE, I've seen the positive movement that women have made throughout the years,” Gilmore said. “It is exciting to see the impact that WIFI has had and I'm excited to be part of this great group!”

“The amount of creativity, intelligence, and grit shown by the Women in our industry is remarkable – but what really sets Women in the Floor Covering Industry apart is our commitment to raising each other up,” Priester said. “I have never met so many women who support and propel each other forward. I am honored to serve on the board of an organization whose commitment is elevating, supporting, and highlighting the genius women in this industry.”

"I'm passionate about encouraging women to thrive in the flooring and construction industry. It is a vibrant and every changing career path that evolves every day,” Rawlings said. “Joining the WIFI board, amongst other incredible women, is a chance to shape spaces and narratives, together."

“The pandemic highlighted the power of networking, education, and support groups, and WIFI is exactly what the flooring industry needs now,” Revis said. “As the flooring industry, and construction in general, embraces the incredible contributions of women, WIFI provides a vital space for connection, learning, and career development. I'm excited to contribute to WIFI's mission of fostering opportunities that empower women in the unique landscape of the flooring industry.”

Other WIFI board members include: Emily Finkell, EF Floors & Design; Amy Rush-Imber, Floor Covering Weekly; Laura Bartley, Mohawk Industries; Whitney LeGate, Mannington, Chanel Clifford, Cali; Brenda Knowles, Shaw Industries; Tanja Kern, Floor Trends & Installation; Terri Daniels, CCA Global Partners; Athena Walker, Industry Volunteer; Betsy Amoroso, Mannington, and Andrea Blackbourn, WFCA.