Women’s Leadership Program to Host Speed Mentoring during SMTA International 2022

The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP), an SMTA-sponsored organization that strives to promote diversity and inclusion in engineering and manufacturing fields, announces that it will host a Speed Mentoring Session on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 during SMTA International.

The session, co-chaired by Debbie Carboni of KYZEN and Julie Silk of Keysight Technologies, will take place from 3:30-4 p.m. and is designed to provide a valuable resource to registered attendees. 

Attendees will rotate through a selection of six tables hosted by industry experts and SMTA leaders on topics related to leadership skills, power skills, continuous learning, career development, encouraging innovation, etc.:

• Carolyn Duran, Intel Corporation, will focus on confidence and communication with the topic Communication with Confidence.

• Chrys Shea, Shea Engineering Services, will focus on professional presence with the topic Polish Your Presence.

• Rita Mohanty, Henkel Electronic Materials LLC, will focus on conflict resolution with the topic Resolve Conflict with Finesse.

• Jayshree Seth, 3M, will focus on technical skills with the topic “Cultivate T-Shaped Skills.

• Marie S. Cole, IBM, Retired, will focus on paying it forward through your power skill and strength.

• Priyanka Dobriyal, Intel Corporation, will focus on recharging your tools 

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The 2022 program focuses on using career advancement through using the tools in your personal toolbox. Each mentor will tie her presentation into a specific tool to create a memorable, valuable resource for attendees. These include a multimeter, two-way radio, sandpaper, hammer, T-square, wrench, shared tools and a power strip.

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To find out more about the Women’s Leadership Program, visit www.smta.org/page/wlp.