Our Master of Ceremonies
Jennifer Brenner, Sensata Technologies
8:30 - 8:45
Online Participant Check-In
Representing Women in Manufacturing® (WiM) Massachusetts Chapter, Susan and Angela look forward to extending a very warm Welcome! to all ‘EMPOWER 2020’ guests and providing an overview of WiM, the only national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry, as well as ways to stay connected through WiM after this event.
Angela Regan Susan Lenzi
9:00 – 9:15
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
Kristen 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.
Pat Kent, General Manager, Dell
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
Karen Smith, President, Olympus Scientific Solutions Division
12:00 – Adjourn