A very Special International Women’s Day at Celanese
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Celanese hosted a virtual Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women Engineers. AIChE collaborated with Celanese to bring this well received program to the Celanese engineering community.
Convening 75 Celanese engineers worldwide on this particular day was a meaningful opportunity to bring valuable and empowering information to these female professionals seeking to enhance their careers.
The Rising Star workshop presented on International Women’s Day was a wonderful way to celebrate the contributions of women engineers in manufacturing. Laura M. Coffey PhD, Process Manager
Laura M. Coffey PhD, Process Manager and Maggie Rusnock, Manufacturing Expert-Quality, both of whom took part in earlier Rising Star sessions hosted by AIChE initiated the plan to host this workshop on International Women’s Day.
Laura shared, “The Rising Star workshop presented on International Women’s Day was a wonderful way to celebrate the contributions of women engineers in manufacturing. I highly recommend this content for organizations driven to maintain respectful workplaces and the continuous improvement of their employees.”
By all accounts, this program was a huge success and, Maggie added, “The engaging content from this workshop has proven invaluable. I have used the lessons from the workshop to strengthen my presence and communication in both my professional and personal life. The workshop also promoted intriguing discussions that have continued weeks after the workshop.”
AIChE continues to collaborate with Susan Dunlap of WLF Associates to bring this well received program to the engineering community. Susan provides the most up to date advice and skills, for communicating with a more authentic presence to effectively meet and network in the workplace and beyond. This workshop also included three seasoned, dynamic engineering professionals who offered practical career advice.
AIChE’ launched the Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women Engineers workshop in 2018 as part of All for Good: Engineering for Inclusion, a core priority of the Doing a World of Good campaign. All for Good is a comprehensive, industrywide initiative that brings together industry, academia and engineering professionals – to share best practices, provide new programming and increase inclusivity at every stage of the career continuum, from the classroom to the boardroom.
The Celanese hosted workshop serves as an excellent example of industry collaboration to improve the success of women in technical fields. Contact Lisa Lanzkowsky at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore collaborations like this one.
You can bolster AIChE’s long history of cultivating a safer, diverse and inclusive profession by opening the doors of opportunity to all who aspire to be a ChemE.