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WiM Virginia | Leadership Conference: Day of Empowerment

WiM Virginia | Leadership Conference: Day of Empowerment

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

WiM Virginia Leadership Conference:

Day of Empowerment!

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM ET

Where: Join us virtually!

Cost to Attend:
WiM Members: $100.00
Nonmembers: $150.00


9AM-10AM: What Are You Really Saying? Communicating with Confidence

Presented by: Caryn Durham, Director of Corporate Communications, Kaléo.

  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication is a key skill in business. Caryn will provide simple communication tools, strategies, and tips for women that are easy to use and produce results. She will discuss the difference in how men and women communicate, ways to help you sound more confident, use body and language to deliver your ideas more effectively, and techniques for communicating in a remote workplace situation.

10:30AM-11:30AM: Explore the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job; Discussion will be based on the book “How Women Rise” by Sally Helgesen & Marshall Goldsmith.

Presented by: Martha Clarke, Fremont Consulting Group, WiM South Carolina Chapter Secretary.

  • Women’s distinctive strengths and behaviors provide them with many advantages. Yet the very habits that help them early in their careers can hold them back as they seek to rise.  Join us for a guided discussion of a ground-breaking new book, written by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith, which identifies 12 self-defeating behaviors that keep women from realizing their true potential as they seek to move to a higher level.

12:30PM-1:30PM: Recognition and Keynote Speaker, Jodi KellerExecutive Vice President, United Scrap Metal.

Presented by: Brenda Clarke, ITAC and Jodi Keller, Executive Vice President, United Scrap Metal.

  • Join us to celebrate the women of Virginia who have been nominated for the STEP Ahead and Emerging Leader awards for 2021.  Nominees have demonstrated significant contributions to their company in the areas of Innovation & Leadership, Mentorship and Community Impact by advocating for manufacturing careers and volunteerism.  There will also be a discussion about the WiM Hall of Fame recognition and pending WiM Virginia Chapter Leadership Program.  We will be joined by this year’s Keynote Speaker, Jodi Keller, Executive Vice President, United Scrap Metal, to discuss her journey to a career in manufacturing, the importance of mentorship, and the role we all play in inspiring future women to pursue opportunities in industry.    

2:00-3:00PM: Discussion on Gender Bias and Tools for Overcoming Them

Presented by: Lori Bonds, Aegis Environmental
Moderated by: Courtney Addison, STIHL

  • Awareness has grown about the effects of gender bias in corporations around the world. Gender bias is a problem existing at all levels from the boardroom through the C-suite, middle management, and other employ tiers. It stifles a company's vision, community accountability, productivity, and profits. Dr. Rita Jones will explore the levels of change needed to address gender bias in the workplace as well as how women might be participating in our own oppression.