Monday, November 2, 2020

Keynote Address

TBD

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Battles Fought, Lessons Learned, & How We Won

The Panel will provide a look at how far women in hardware and building supply have come, how we got here, and how we can hold on to our gains in a rapidly changing world. The Panel will include seasoned veterans f the business that will speak about the challenges they've faced, what barriers still exist, and actionable strategies to overcome them.

Karen Meredith - Orgill

Jean Fahy - Do It Best

Margi Vagell - Lowes

Karen Meredith Jean Fahy Margi Vagell
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Forming Alliances, Finding Sponsors, & Learning from Mentors

A foundation for success has been established, but now it's up to the next generation to take it to the next level. the Panel will discuss how to build relationships that will get it done.

According to a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, the greatest obstacle to women's advancement to the C-Suite is the high percentage of women overlooked at the first rung of the management ladder. Why does this happen? How can we help them catch up? Our panelists will characterize the current opportunity level for women in our industry, and discuss whether there's really never been a better time for women to advance in the business.

Lyndsi Lee - True Value

Gina Schaefer - Ace Hardware

Amy Smiley - 84 Lumber

Wendy Whiteash - USLBM

Lyndsi Lee Gina Schaefer Amy Smiley Wendy Whiteash
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Winner Announcements

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