STEP Forward: Charlotte

Monday, 01/29/2018 - Tuesday, 01/30/2018

January 29 at 12:00 pm to January 30 at 2:00 pm

This two-day event will focus on encouraging and motivating women in manufacturing from Charlotte-area companies. Hear from Michael Lamach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Ingersoll Rand, as well as executives from several local manufacturers on attracting and retaining women and the next generation, participate in fishbowl discussions on best practices, develop your skills with WorkPlace Big 5™, and network with your peers and colleagues.

Register here.

Hotel Accomodations
A block of rooms at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Davidson have been reserved for conference attendees at the discounted rate of $140/night + taxes. If you need hotel accommodations, please book your reservation at the Homewood Suites online or by phone at (704) 987-1818. Be sure to mention the “MI STEP Forward” event to receive your discounted rate. Hotel reservations must be made no later than January 19 to receive the discount.

*Ingersoll Rand attendees: If you are travelling to the event, please book your own travel.

Sponsored by Ingersoll Rand

January 29

12:00 pm


12:30 pm

Luncheon & Welcome
Michael Lamach, Chairman and CEO, Ingersoll Rand

1:30 pm

Icebreaker: Penny for Your Thoughts
Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute

2:00 pm

MFG Women: What the Data Shows

3:00 pm


3:15 pm 

Workplace Big 5

4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Attracting & Retaining MFG Women

4:45 pm

Best Practice Fishbowl: How to Attract and Retain Women in Charlotte, NC

5:30 pm

Reciprocity Ring Teaser
AJ Jorgenson, AVP Strategic Engagement, The Manufacturing Institute

6:00 pm

STEP Forward Reception

7:30 pm


January 30

8:00 am


8:30 am

MFG Women: What the Data Shows

8:45 am


10:15 am

Networking Break

10:45 am

Panel Discussion: Recruiting the Next Generation and the Ambassador Model

11:30 am

Best Practice Fishbowl: How to Attract the Next Generation

12:15 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Creating an Impact in the Community

1:45 pm

Pay it Forward: LEAD by Example
Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute

2:00 pm


Event Location
Ingersoll Rand Corporation
800 Beaty Street, Davidson, NC 28036

Contact Info
AJ Jorgenson

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