NAED's Women in Industry Forum provides an environment for female professionals within electrical distribution to take steps toward advancing their careers by networking and leveraging educational opportunities.
This conference is ideal for all females, from entry level to upper management, in the electrical industry. The Forum provides education and networking opportunities for attendees allowing them to connect with senior leadership within industry-leading companies.
The 2018 Women in Industry Committee has selected Girls Inc. of San Diego, California, to support this year. This organization provides programs to under-served girls so they may build strong self-esteem, succeed academically, and develop the tools to realize successful, independent, and confident futures.
Co-founder, Birchbox, RAB Lighting Board Director Co-owner, and Venture Capitalist at First Round Capital
Hayley will share her lessons learned through her career – from growing up in a family owned business to starting Birchbox, an innovative beauty technology retail company and now investing in early stage startups.
Before launching Birchbox in 2010, Hayley received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in New York.
The NAED Women in Industry Trailblazer Award is given to a woman who has had an exceptional career in distribution and has had a POSITIVE IMPACT on supporting women in the electrical distribution industry. Learn more about the Trailblazer Award.
2017 Trailblazer Award Winner
Desiree Grace, VP of Sales for the Channel at Eaton (formerly VP of Sales and Marketing of ANAMET).
"I loved the revelation that in finding our own voice, there is no longer a “glass ceiling” that exists. Although I cannot attach a price to that, I can say this is an invaluable realization."
"This is such a wonderful networking experience and I have made lifelong friends just in the last two years of attending. The exposure to leaders in the industry is an inspiration to continue my journey and constantly find ways to improve and better myself. This conference is a way to "restart" and it gives you the motivation to make positive changes and the confidence to not be in fear of taking that action."