ASME Metro Detroit Section: Doing the Heavy Lifting: Insights from Women Leading the Commercial Vehicle Industry with Guest Speaker Myra Blanco

September 08 4:00PM - September 08 5:00PM, 2022

08 September 4:00 - 08 September 5:00, 2022

Thursday - Thursday
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As a continuing commitment to provide our members and their associates with the most up to date industry related information with attention on DE&I, ASME Metro Detroit Section Is sponsoring this Virtual event via Zoom. It will show how women of today who have moved into leadership positions in the vehicle industry are driving innovation and fostering an environment for women to follow, making the world go. Presented by Myra Blanco, Director of Advancement, Partnerships, and Outreach (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute); Senior Research and Innovation Fellow (Virginia Tech); and Senior Safety Advisor (Daimler Truck North America). Dr. Blanco has been with Virginia Tech for over 25 years. Formally trained in human factors engineering, Dr. Blanco's areas of expertise extend beyond automated driving systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, MS Industrial & Systems Engineering Virginia Tech, Ph.D. Industrial & Systems Engineering Virginia Tech. More recently, she was featured in SAE’s newest book in the series dedicated to professional women in transportation. This latest volume focused on the heavy vehicle industry, entitled Doing the Hard Work: Insights from Women Leading the Commercial Vehicle Industry. What Will Be Covered? (1) Introduction and book highlights (2) What do you look for when putting together a new team? How do you assess each team member? (3) What have you sacrificed to grow in your career? (4) What do you do to identify potential new leaders and foster their growth? (5) What is your superpower? (6) How did you find and choose your personal “Board of Directors” and how do they help you? (7) How are you actively lifting diverse voices and careers of women and underrepresented minorities? PDH available. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Venue & Location

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Virtual event on September 8, 2022 at 4pm Eastern Time

Event Host

ASME Metro Detroit Section - Detroit, MI, USA

Additional Information

This event is being organized by volunteers of the ASME section.

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