Women in Industry:
Empowering Women to Leadership
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
Third Floor – General Assembly B
March 15, 2017
The goal of this event produced and hosted by EUCI is to help professional women advance their careers in traditionally male dominated industries by providing insight into key trends and skills needed for personal and professional development.
1:00 – 1:10 pm :: Welcome
Anjali Schulte, Chief Operating Officer, EUCI
1:10 – 1:45 pm :: ABB Women’s Opportunity Network
ABB’s Women’s Opportunity Network (WON) serves to encourage, inspire and empower women’s
development. The company started the global program when they recognized that their female
employees not only needed support, but nurturing throughout their STEM careers. Janet Heppner-Jones
will discuss the importance of these programs in today’s business environment, and how supporting
programs such as EUCI plays a key role.
Janet Heppner Jones, SVP Americas Sales, ABB Enterprise Software Product Group
1:45 – 2:30 pm :: Keynote Address
Ms. Gold-Williams has participated in previous Leadership Development events and will present on her
experiences during her career including leading women’s groups within industry to provide specific
recommendations for developing your own internal women’s support and leadership organizations.
Paula Gold-Williams, President & CEO, CPS Energy
2:30 – 5:00 pm :: Developing Political Savvy in the Workplace
Even if you’ve never run for office, politics are a big part of your career. Internal politics are at play every
time priorities and budgets are set, initiatives are given the green-light, and promotions are discussed.
In this session, we’ll help you gain politically savvy by arming you with the communications, networking,
and negotiating skills. Via engaging activities and compelling examples you will learn to tell an effective
story about what you can accomplish, leverage relationships to your advantage, and ensure your ideas
are heard. Instructed by a team from the highly effective Global Strategy Group of New York City.
Tanya Meck, Managing Partner, Global Strategy Group
Theresa Gilbert, Director of Communications, Global Strategy Group