Are you familiar with NAED’s Women In Industry group? It is
one of our thriving niche groups and if you are a woman working in the
electrical channel or have women working at your company, it is definitely
worth getting to know more about. The group was designed to increase the
visibility of women in the electrical industry, offer valuable networking
opportunities amongst women, and give them a platform for sharing tips for
success as well as mentoring other women.
We would love to see more of our NAED member companies
supporting the Women In Industry group. The industry’s future success is based
on bringing in a younger and more diverse workforce. While women may start with
a company, they may not stay in the industry for the long haul without a solid
support system. That support system can be established through the Women In
Women In Industry hosts networking luncheons during all
three of the NAED regional conferences, as well as during the National
Electrical Leadership Summit. We are also getting ready for the 2011 Women In Industry Forum, which will take place June 5-8 at the Hyatt Regency Newport in
Newport, R.I. The Forum expands on the group’s other networking opportunities,
and everyone who attends is sure to walk away with new connections for personal
and professional growth, tips for success and a strong support group.
Some of our members have also taken steps to encourage
support systems for the women at their companies. Graybar has Women Influencing Graybar’s Success or “WINGS” and Cooper B-Line has established a mentoring program. We hope to see more companies
put forth efforts like these as well as participate in Women In Industry.
To find out more about the Women In Industry group, contact
Becky Burgess, director of meetings and conferences, at 888-791-2512. Or sign up to receive Women In Industry’s electronic
newsletters and information about the luncheons and the annual forum.