Women in Quality
To celebrate International Women’s Day, ASQ is highlighting meaningful achievements of women in quality and celebrating the all-female leadership of ASQ’s Technical Community Council, Geographical Community Council, Board of Directors and ASQE’s Board of Directors in 2021. Throughout March, ASQ will be providing resources to help quality professionals dive into the challenges, advantages, and possibilities of being a woman in the quality field. From March 8-31, 2021 this page will feature the exclusive encore release of the Women in Quality Symposium recordings, along with curated content to engage with, learn from, and connect to, women in quality around the world.
Women in Quality Symposium Recordings
The inaugural Women in Quality Symposium on December 8, 2020 became a catalyst for networking, skill refinement, and empowerment for women at all stages of their quality careers. From March 8-31, ASQ is offering complimentary access to panel discussions exploring professional and personal development strategies, mentoring and leadership.
Women in Quality Symposium 2021
Save the Date! WIQS is returning on December 8, 2021. Sign up to be the first to know about panelists, themes, and discounts.
Lean & Six Sigma Review, February 2021
Special Issue Editor Crystal Davis, in partnership with the LinkedIn Group "Women in Lean—Our Table" presents Lean & Six Sigma Review's inaugural special issue. Contributors share their personal and professional reflections as women in lean.
Reaching Your Best Self
Author Ruth Stanley uses her personal story as a woman in quality to inspire others to reflect on their own insecurities and use them to forge their leadership styles and influence continuous improvement in this Lean & Six Sigma Review case study.
We ARE Doing It!
In this 2019 feature, the Quality Progress team reached out to women ASQ members and contributors to tap into their experiences and world views on the workplace, and how they perceive the past, present, and future for themselves and their peers.
Featured ASQ Female Authors
ASQ’s online community is where quality professionals from around the world can build networks, dive into a Technical Community’s Body of Knowledge, or troubleshoot and answer questions on discussion boards.
Human Development Leadership Division Mentor Program
This member-run mentor program is designed to help emerging quality professionals further their career by developing leadership skills with the guidance and counsel of experienced ASQ members. The mentor program is currently open for both mentees and mentors.
Accelerating Female Leadership
Women continue to be underrepresented in the leadership ranks of organizations. This article provides guidance on how to cultivate a deeper and wider pool of female leaders. It presents best practices that leading organizations have used to mitigate gender disparities to promote and sustain a strong talent pipeline for female leadership.
Women always have faced unique career development challenges, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the situation. The author offers four strategies for women to overcome these obstacles: form or participate in minority networks and support groups; identify fears that hold them back; find a mentor, sponsor or executive coach; and play to their own strengths. Organizations have responsibilities, too, to support their employees, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, and create a diverse and psychologically safe work environment.
Getting to Know…Ann Jordan
Learn more about ASQ’s first female CEO in the Quality Progress’ March edition of the Progress Report.