Registration Open for 2020 Women in Finishing Forum
Program will be held May 6-8 at the Embassy Suites South Bend at Notre Dame in Indiana.
Registration is open for the second annual Women in Finishing Forum to be held May 6-8 at the Embassy Suites South Bend at Notre Dame in Indiana. The forum features professional and personal development sessions, team building exercises and networking events geared toward women in industrial finishing.
The event is presented by the Chemical Coaters Association International. Highlights of the 2020 forum include a tour of Lippert Components’ finishing operations, a leadership panel discussion, roundtable discussions and a team building exercise on the Notre Dame campus. Women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in industrial finishingare invited and encouraged to attend.
Attendees have the opportunity to network, make new contacts and learn from the experiences of other women in the finishing industry.
Featured speakers include:
- Shelley Bausch, president, Carlisle Fluid Technologies
- Susan Hines, principal, Sabal Trust
- Lee Ann Schwope Cochran, partner, Amphora Consulting
- Dr. Amber Selking, director of people performance, Lippert Components
- Michelle Striggow, senior account manager, finishing industrial products division, Graco
Visit womeninfinishing.org to register.
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