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Women in Quality Symposium

December 8, 2021 | Virtual 

Panel 1: From Surviving to Thriving: Aligning Purpose, Passion, and Service  

Discussions on meaningful ways to create a mentoring network (formally or informally) and establishing work-life integration in today’s evolving employment landscape.   
  • Jd Marhevko, VP Quality and Operational Excellence, BorgWarner Aftermarket 
  • Jami Kovach, PMI Houston Endowed Professor of Project Management, University of Houston 
  • Aimee Siegler, Global Compliance Manager, Benchmark Electronics  
  • Allison Grealis, President, Women in Manufacturing 

  • Panel 2: Identifying Innate Leadership Attributes in Women  

    Recognizing leadership—and following those who exhibit its key traits—can lead to a more diverse and inclusive work culture. Examine what it means to be a trailblazer, and how to integrate key traits into one’s own personal strategic planning.  
  • Jd Marhevko, VP Quality and Operational Excellence, BorgWarner Aftermarket 
  • Rhonda Farrell, Chief Executive Officer, Global Innovation Strategies, LLC  
  • Liz Keim, Managing Partner, Integrated Quality Resources, LLC 
  • Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD, Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, Connecticut Hospital Associatio
  • Alexis Skoufalos, Associate Dean for Strategic Development, Jefferson College of Population Health

  • Panel 3: 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. This conversation is focused on the need to support and cultivate an authentic sense of self.  
  • Kathryn K. Leonhardt, MD, MPH, CPHQ, CPPS, Principal Consultant, International Quality & Patient Safety, Joint Commission International 
  • Luciana Paulise, Founder & CEO, Biztorming - Training & Consulting 
  • Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, CADIA/Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement 
  • Peggy Milz, Flight Solutions Quality Manager, BAE Systems