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2020 Women in Quality Symposium

December 9, 2020
 

Women in quality symposium

Theme

SYMPOSIUM THEME

The inaugural Women in Quality Symposium offered an inspirational environment in which women tapped into their authentic selves and explored ways to move past common barriers to professional and personal growth.  

Recognizing the unique characteristics women bring to the quality community, the Symposium convened quality peers for meaningful discussions on finding inspiration through purpose, identifying management styles, crafting a personal growth strategy, negotiating effectively, and practicing inclusive leadership. The inaugural Women in Quality Symposium became a catalyst for networking, skill refinement, and empowerment for women at all stages of their quality careers.  

AREAS OF FOCUS PANEL 

From Surviving to Thriving: Aligning Purpose, Passion, and Service
This conversation outlines meaningful ways to create a mentoring network (formally or informally) and establishing work-life integration in today’s evolving employment landscape.

Identifying Leadership Attributes Inherent in Women
Recognizing leadership—and following those who exhibit its key traits—can lead to a more diverse and inclusive work culture. This panel offers a discussion of what it means to be a trailblazer, and how to integrate key traits into one's own personal strategic planning. 

Addressing Obstacles in Career Growth
Empowerment can come from many sources: Confidence, an appetite for risk-taking risks, knowing when to say ‘no’, and recognizing unconscious/implicit gender bias in the workplace. Conversations centered around this focus supports the cultivation of an authentic sense of self.