2018 WOMEN OF ASPE LEADERSHIP FORUM

Friday, September 28 - Hilton Atlanta 

Sponsored by

The Women of ASPE (WOA) Leadership Forum is happening at the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo. This exclusive event will bring together women in the field of plumbing design where you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and walk away with valuable knowledge that can be applied toward your professional growth. You will be able to earn 0.4 CEUs for participating. Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is August 28.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST   |   NETWORKING LUNCH   |   CLOSING CEREMONY
      8:00 - 8:45am                     Noon - 1:00pm                  4:15 - 5:00pm


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Keynote Speaker
JASON GONZALEZ
Delta Faucet
9:00 - 9:30am

In July 2016, Delta began its support of the Women of ASPE and became the exclusive sponsor of the special interest group. Delta strongly believes in and values the leadership and mentoring opportunities WOA provides to women in the plumbing design industry. Join this session and learn more about the WOA-Delta relationship and how this joint venture translates to Delta's initiative in creating and promoting women leaders in its organization.


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Fostering Generational Diversity
CYNDI WENTLAND
9:45 - 10:45am

This session will focus on the unconscious biases that influence how we react and respond to others based on generational differences. Examining the "why" behind our biases and also exploring what shaped each generation will be the emphasis of this session. Regardless of our age or gender, we can be champions of diversity and inclusion. Learn how to engage and communicate effectively across generations.


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Mentorship is Access to Success!
JUDALINE CASSIDY
11:00 - 12:00pm

Building a network of people who can assist you, campaign for you, and promote you within the workplace is critical to your professional growth and is as important as building your external networks. During this session, participants will learn the importance of how to navigate the social construct of peer to peer mentoring that lives and breathes in male-dominated fields.


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Bucking the Professional Binary: A Man Doing "Woman's Work" in a "Man's World"
PAUL LORENTZ, LEED AP
1:15 - 2:15pm

It’s 2018. We should be past this by now, right? But stale ideas about gender roles still inform many professional career paths. This session will be a candid discussion about the ways gender stereotypes affect our perceptions about certain careers and, consequently, how those perceptions affect the way we value – and evaluate – the work men and women do in fields we (consciously or not) associate with the opposite gender. 


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Say YES to Biz: Strategies to Destroy the N.O.I.S.E.
CANDY BARONE, CMCP, BMA, BSME
2:30 - 3:30pm

In order to say YES to yourself and your business, you must first understand the barriers getting in your way, so you can learn to say no to what doesn’t serve you. The barriers, or N.O.I.S.E., are broken down into the following categories:
* N - Negative Self Talk & Filters
* O - Opinions of Others You Choose to Internalize 
* I - Inefficiencies We Create in Your Daily Activities 
* S - ‘Should’-ing All Over Yourself
* E - Excuses We Create & Perpetuate  


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Women of ASPE
SARAH BALZ, PE, CPD, GPD, LEED AP
Chair, Women of ASPE
3:45 - 4:15pm

Since its inception, WOA has made great strides in engaging, retaining and advancing women in the plumbing design industry through education, leadership development and, networking opportunities. During this session, you will learn about past accomplishments, the growth of women members of the Society, the steady increase of women members taking on leadership roles and future activities for WOA.


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