2019 WIM CONFERENCE
Opening Doors for Women in Millwork
The Women in Millwork Conference was an amazing opportunity to network with women across the industry and compare best practices to improve our day-to-day responsibilities.
Molly Zuk, Endura Products
The conversations in essence were worth attending the WIM Conference. With the addition of a team building exercise, and an engaging facilitator, it was powerful!
Lydia Smith, Brockway-Smith Company
Why Attend WMA’s WIM Conference:
- Grow in professional and personal developments
- Be inspired
- Network with industry professional women in millwork
- Attract and inspire the next generation of women leaders
- Connect with colleagues to attain effective communications
- Get answers and solutions to business and industry challenges
- Gain knowledge
About the World Millwork Alliance WIM Conference
According to DATAUSA-Carpenters, 941,463 people worked in the U.S. Carpenters industry in 2016. Of that number, just 2.6% were women. The National Association of Women in Construction reports, 10,328,000 people worked in U.S. construction in 2016; and of that number, 9.1% were women. The goal of this event is to provide insight and skills for personal and professional development. To support women in their career choice and provide a networking channel bringing together women in related sectors of the millwork industry.
The WIM Conference will allow the opportunity to learn from one another, discuss pertinent issues, and challenge one’s self to continue to develop and be successful despite any obstacles and a changing industry.
WIM Conference Testimonials
The Women in Millwork Conference was an amazing opportunity to network with women across the industry and compare best practices to improve our day-to-day responsibilities. The biggest takeaway I gained through the conference was a network of women who understand the challenges I face and can offer empathy and solutions to overcome these obstacles. We were given the structure to discuss these hurdles in a roundtable discussions and work together through team building activities; however, these relationships were solidified as we sat with each other over meals or additional activities to foster the “human connection” that is critical within the whole millwork industry. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet this group of women and look forward to the next time!
Three wonderful days spent receiving education, inspiration, and encouragement by a group of our industries leading vendors and talent! Beyond grateful for the opportunity to be a part of an absolutely incredible event!
The conversations in essence was worth attending the WIM Conference. With the addition of a team building exercise, and an engaging facilitator, it was powerful. It was through these activities, I was able to self-evaluate, as well as expand my general knowledge in business I had not thought about previously. I am thankful to the WMA for creating this event. Truly this was an experience I will never forget and hope to continue attending for years to come.
I have been to several conferences and women’s initiatives over the course of my career and the Women In Millwork Initiative stands out to me as being among the best. The level of thought and detail that went into planning this initiative were evident. Each of the activities (roundtable, teambuilding, facilitated session) allowed for sharing, imparting, mentoring, networking, collaborating and learning. The organizations that sent their women will certainly reap the benefits, as we all agreed that we left with insights and takeaways that we can apply to make us better leaders in our professional and personal lives. The Women in Millwork conference, was not an event, for me it was an experience that I will carry with me. I say thank you, recognizing that does not effectively capture my level of gratitude.
It’s hard to find the words to properly convey the value of the Women in Millwork conference. The conference truly provided an avenue for both personal and professional growth that will have a lasting impact on my performance and the value I can bring to my company, as well as the industry as a whole. Further, it positioned me to better connect with and relate to other WMA members, enabling me to play a larger role as a member of WMA. Beyond that, I formed lasting friendships and had a great time.
The first conference for WIM was better than I even expected. With the few amount of women that are in this industry, I found the women invited to be articulate, bright and a great resource. I look forward to our next meeting.