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Women in Quality Symposium

December 8, 2021 | Virtual 

Making our voices heard


SYMPOSIUM THEME: Making Our Voices Heard

As 2021 ended, we talked about the lessons learned in a year defined by remarkable challenge and change, stumbles and success. ASQ’s Women in Quality Symposium provided an inclusive platform that gives voice to vital conversations centered around increasing inclusivity, authenticity, and allyship for women throughout the Quality landscape. 

The 2nd annual virtual event brought together a diverse collection of individuals to talk about why and how to create supported, diverse, purpose-driven communities within organizations.

Through storytelling, virtual roundtables and engaging panel sessions, attendees engaged with thought leaders for insight into:

  • Developing into an authentic, mindful leader 
  • Supporting all womenand finding support for yourself in the process
  • Discovering the passion for purpose 
  • Understanding—and thriving—in the role of an ally
  • Finding strength and resilience as a singular woman in professional spaces 

3 Panel Sessions Addressing:

  • Rewriting the work/family narrative
  • Unlocking opportunity through inclusion
  • The meaning of allyship and how to achieve it 

1 Power Lunch/General Session: 

  • Stop, Start, Speak! Finding your true voice using the 5s methodology 

5 Guided Roundtable Discussions on: 

  • Going Solo: Speaking as the only woman in the room
  • Nurturing the next generation of women in quality 
  • Finding your tribe: Networking, mentorship and collaborative opportunities 
  • Recognizing bias and supporting equity initiatives 
  • Optimizing onboarding: Engaging new virtual team members

1 Virtual Group Exercise:

  • Writing your own story: Facilitated intention-setting  

5 Peer-to-Peer Networking Exchanges Addressing: 

  • 100% virtual: Tips to optimize telework
  • The hybrid workforce: Best practices for balance
  • Return to the office: What to expect
  • The new global employee: Available across all time zones
  • Prioritizing you: Mental, emotional, and spiritual balance