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Relationships – Success is Not Built Alone

Relationships – Success is Not Built Alone

Developing relationships early on will be a key to your success. After I left my Corporate assignment and started my next rotations in the plants, there were many more things I needed to learn…the computer systems, specifically MRP (material resource planning), the...

Transforming Businesses

Transforming Businesses

The OPSisters are very excited TransformAble by Angie Tuglus is coming your way soon!  Angie's book shares key steps and stories on how to complete a successful business transformation that can apply to any industry.  We had the pleasure of meeting Angie at a Women in...

WiM Thought Leaders

WiM Thought Leaders

Women in Manufacturing West Region “Thought Leaders” We had another great experience speaking with participants in WiM, this time in the first-ever West Regional meeting.  Kathy and I shared our experiences of accountability, structure, inclusivity, optimism,...

Realities – Unexpected Experiences:  The Coffee

Realities – Unexpected Experiences: The Coffee

Set your boundaries. After I had cycled through most of the HR functions, I finally got the opportunity to go to the department which was aptly named to match the major I had chosen or had been chosen for me (semantics). I had loved HR as a “people person” and now was...

Women in Manufacturing North Region Keynote Speech

Women in Manufacturing North Region Keynote Speech

Kathy and I had the opportunity to speak at the Women in Manufacturing North Region meeting.  We recorded our presentation beforehand then answered questions from the group live. It was such a great experience to connect with women that share our passion. In the...

Realities – Contract Negotiations

Realities – Contract Negotiations

Things don't always go as you envisioned but staying true to your values can help you navigate these experiences. My third assignment in HR was to be a negotiations coordinator…which is a glorified term for gopher, I do believe. Our contract was expiring, and I was...

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