EMPOWER 2020

WiM Massachusetts

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Agenda

Our Master of Ceremonies
Jennifer BrennerSensata Technologies


8:30 - 8:45     
Online Participant Check-In

8:45 – 9:00    
Hello from Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Massachusetts Chapter
Angela Regan, Susan Lenzi, WiM MA Chapter Co-Chairs; Dassault Systemes

Angela Regan is the WW Business Development Director at Dassault Systemes’ DELMIA Brand for Digital Manufacturing. Her manufacturing career started at Schneider Electric with a memorable factory tour at a Whole Hog Sausage Farm in Tennessee. She helped launch the Women in Manufacturing Chapter in Massachusetts and now Co-Chairs the chapter. Angela was also a committee member of MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) a global community of manufacturers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on driving business results from manufacturing information.

Susan LENZI is the Customer Ecosystem Director at Dassault Systemes based out of Waltham, MA. Entrepreneurial, energetic and people-minded, Susan has centered her career with visionary companies including Sun Microsystems and Dassault Systemes where she led roles in sales, field enablement, and user advocacy. At home, Susan is the proud and busy mom of 3 children and volunteers as Co-Chair of Massachusetts’ Chapter of Women in Manufacturing, a national organization dedicated to connecting and empowering women.


9:00 – 9:15    
Navigating Change
Jeff Cote, CEO & President, Sensata Technologies

Ensuring superior customer service can be challenging for complex global businesses.  Doing so in a rapidly changing environment becomes even more difficult. The solution resides in communication, teaming and flexibility.


9:15 – 9:30    
Driving Personal and Professional Growth During Times of Uncertainty
Kathleen Mitford, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, PTC

Kathleen will share her story and experiences of how empowering women, both inside and outside PTC, has enabled new strength, new sense of communities and new initiatives which have resulted in both personal and professional growth opportunities.  Kathleen will discuss lessons learned on reaching beyond your comfort zone, finding your voice and gaining confidence to chart your personal and professional growth path.


9:30 – 9:45    
Realizing Agile Manufacturing at Honeywell
Karen Picard, Director Marketing, PPE Business, Honeywell

Honeywell empowered teams to move quickly, think differently and innovate solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that will helping everyone return to public spaces safer.


9:45 – 10:00   
Virtual Coffee Break 


10:00 – 10:45 
The Office Reimagined:  a Panel Conversation
Office and production setting have undergone unimaginable transformations to remain viable and safe.  Join us for a conversation on how leading manufacturing organizations are taking steps to move forward in today’s challenging environment.

Moderator
Pat Kent, General Manager, Dell

Panelists
Miriam Lansky, Olympus Scientific Solutions


Valentina Videva, Sensata Technologies


Sonya Wilson-Thomas, Waters Corporation


10:45 – 11:15 
Actionable Strategies for Empowering and Engaging your Manufacturing Workforce
Kylene Zenk, Director, Industry Marketing, Kronos for Manufacturing

Across the major industries in the U.S., manufacturing is plagued with the lowest levels of employee engagement – 75% of employees are characterized as not engaged or actively disengaged. Traditionally a manufacturing organization’s culture has been defined in the board room or back office, not on the plant floor which means most engagement efforts are targeted at white-collar employees, with not enough focus on frontline workers. To develop an inclusive culture and drive engagement, manufacturers must act now and implement an engagement strategy that addresses the unique attributes of all employees. When successful, increased engagement has numerous positive impacts on business results: higher productivity, better quality, reduced absenteeism and increased retention. Attend this session to learn actionable strategies you can deploy now to empower and engage the entire manufacturing workforce.


11:15 – 11:45  
Becoming Life Proof - Building Resilience for Life's Ups and Downs
Julie McGrath, Founder of The Joy Source


11:45 – 12:00  
Closing Remarks
Karen Smith, President, Olympus Scientific Solutions Division


12:00 – Adjourn

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