Leadership Development Featured Sessions

Monday, April 1-3, 2019, 1:30pm CDT

The Inclusion and Diversity Featured Sessions are a part of the Leadership Development Topical Conference.

Fostering Inclusive Communities in Engineering

Monday, April 1, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Parish

This presentation, sponsored by the SIOC (WIC, MAC, LGBTQ and DORIC) will have a subject matter expert discuss the latest research and methods for supporting collaborative, inclusive workplaces. Following the presentation, a panel of industry and academia will share thought leadership and best practices for fostering inclusion.

Session Chair:

  • Elsa Lopez-Toglia, AIChE
  • Cristina Thomas, 3M
  • Sarika Goel, Honeywell UOP

Women in Fuels and Petrochemicals

Monday, April 1, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Parish

This session will have women in different areas of their career sharing their experiences in their careers and how they progressed.

Panelists:

  • Sharon Beshouri, President, VP, Chief Engineer, Shell
  • Megan Lewis, UOP
  • Meredith Lansdown, Chevron

Session Chairs:

  • Lori McDowell, Matheson
  • Saadet Ulas Acikgoz. Honeywell UOP
  • Cristina Thomas, 3M
  • Sarika Goel, Honeywell UOP

WIC Breakfast Keynote (Ticketed Event)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Churchill C1

Keynote Speaker: Cari Parker, VP, Chemical Intermediates Manufacturing at Eastman

Cari Parker is vice president of Chemical Intermediates Manufacturing, with responsibility for operation of Eastman’s Kingsport, TN, site, one of the largest integrated chemical manufacturing facilities in the United States.  Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day.  Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world.

Parker joined Eastman in 1987 and has held management positions in several areas including technology, business, human resources, and plant operations in Kingsport, Longview, TX and Texas City, TX.

In 2015, Parker received the YWCA of Bristol, TN “Tribute to Women Award,” which is reserved for women in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia who have outstanding achievements and have exhibited positive impact on the community.

Parker earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University.  She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and on the Advisory Board for the Center for Chemical Process Safety.  She also volunteers for the United Way of Greater Kingsport and Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.  She is a member of the Chemical Engineering Alumni Council of Auburn University.

Session Chair:

  • Cristina Thomas, 3M
  • Sarika Goel, Honeywell UOP

It Takes a Village

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Commerce

This session will discuss how to develop your workforce and the tackle the differences in mentoring and coaching.

Session Chair:

  • Lori McDowell, Matheson

Women in Process Safety

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Camp

Women in process safety will discuss their challenges in their careers.

Session Chair:

  • John Murphy, Process Safety Services
  • Cristina Thomas, 3M
  • Sarika Goel, Honeywell UOP

Code: Inclusion