PMAA is excited for women to grow, collaborate and network in our industry. The Authorities recognize and support the important role of women in management, engineering, operational, financial and administrative functions. We are making a commitment to women professionals to foster an environment for mentorship and collaboration, which sparks career development and industry growth. This platform will enable women professionals to share their personal and professional challenges and successes as they navigate and represent leadership in their workplace and communities.
June 2002 WIN Conference
The Conference, attended by more than 60 women professionals, took place at the Omni Bedford Springs. This day-long program included educational sessions and opportunities to network for those in the business of authorities. The presenters, all effective women leaders, had a consistent message – it is essential to understand one’s purpose to complete projects successfully, manage human resources effectively, engage with customers professionally, and stay balanced while doing so. Though all sessions were interactive and engaging, some of the sessions required attendees to state their own personal missions, and exercises that were insightful and clarifying.
The WIN conference began with a Government Relations update by Jennie Shade, PMAA. She shared a brief Association advocacy update.
Effie LaQuatra, Esq., Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, PC presented, The Power of Purpose: Find your WAY so you can find your WHY. She shared with attendees her story and how she found her purpose. All women in business can find their purpose through hard work and passion.
During Una Martone’s, Leadership Harrisburg, interactive session, Finding Your Purpose, many felt connected to others in the room. By learning and exploring your self-worth you are sharing with others your passion, interests and values.
An attendee favorite, How My Career Found Me panel returned at the June Conference. The panel included Josephine Hall, South Middleton Township Municipal Authority; Terri Hauser, Latrobe Municipal Authority; and Tori Morgan, LO, Entech Engineering, Inc. They shared personal and professional challenges and successes during their journey to leadership roles in both their workplace and communities. The women led discussion based on multi-generational workplaces, and feedback on how to balance work and your personal life.
Next up was Amy Bradley, Cambria Regional Chamber. She presented, Personalities in the Workforce. There are many different personality types in the workplace. Attendees learned how to identify them in order to improve your communication and interaction skills.
The last session of the day, Juggling Nutrition and a Successful Career, was presented by Tonya Spada-Dixon, RD, LDN, DLP, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. As a female in a male dominated profession, woman tend to make nutrition a less important priority. How we keep the nutrition ball in the air as it is just as important as all the other responsibilities we juggle through the day. Attendees learned tips to this issue.