The fourth annual ASA Women In Industry Spring Conference saw a record number of women in attendance. More than 150 women met in April in Austin, Texas to learn, network and engage. The women were able to make new connections and establish relationships that will help them in their future endeavors. Key lessons in succeeding in business as a woman were shared and work-life balance, a popular topic every year, were discussed. The highlight of the week was the focus on attracting women into the industry. In fact, students from Texas A&M University’s Industrial Distribution program participated in the three-day program and shared their insight into their career goals and expectations of future employers. The event was a great success!

Here is what some members of the division had to say:

“This was my first Women in Industry meeting and I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t know anyone, but I was surprised to see many old friends and meet so many new people to network with in the future.”

“It created a safe setting where all levels of women in industry can carry a conversion about the struggles we face as women in a male-dominated workforce.”

“I enjoyed getting to know the other women in the industry. Everyone had great advice and encouraging stories of how they handle different situations and the diversity of the group was a perfect mix to be able to hear all the different viewpoints in different fields of their business.”

“Having the chance to learn from the smart and talented Texas A&M students on what they and their generation are looking for in their career aspirations was invaluable to me and my company. “

“I really enjoy the group. It’s a wonderful organization with enormous potential. I can’t wait to see what is in store for next year!”

We look forward to next year in Savannah, Ga., April 25-27, 2018.