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Women in NECA

Women In NECA was established to provide a collaborative forum for women affiliated with NECA-member companies, chapters and LMCCs.

WIN supports the professional development of women working in the electrical contracting industry through educational and networking events; promotes diversity in the industry; and encourages women to explore careers in the electrical contracting industry. WIN works to make NECA and our industry stronger by advancing women’s goals for professional growth.

The goal of WIN is to bring these trends together in a way that supports the professional growth of industry women. When a woman joins WIN, her company, chapter or LMCC is directly supporting her desire to be a successful employee and industry leader.


Members are industry innovators; company owners and executives; financial and human resource managers; future leaders and administrative professionals who want to help their companies, chapters and organizations succeed.


Since 2009, many professional women in our industry have rapidly moved into focus. Electrical contracting is evolving with new technology and customer demands; the way contractors think of their business is also shifting.



2022 Women in NECA & Future Leaders (WINFL) Leadership Conference

The Women in NECA and Future Leaders (WINFL) Leadership Conference will be held March 14-16, 2022.

The newly combined conference features three full days of education and breakout sessions including featured speakers, group discussions and networking opportunities for both groups.

Sessions will cover the topics: leadership, company culture, work-life balance, and hybrid workplaces.

We are excited to announce our General Sessions speakers featuring: NYU Professor Tessa West, generational expert Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky, and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Carly Patterson.

WINFL Know Before You Go

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 874-1234
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Self Parking: $18
Valet: Temporarily Suspended
Shuttle Service: Temporarily Suspended

Two Outdoor Swimming Pools
StayFit Fitness Center
24/7 Business Center

Tampa International Airport is a 7 minute drive from the Grand Hyatt
Uber and Lyft are available in the area

More information

Attire: Attire is Business Casual. The weather will be high 70’s during the day and 60’s at night.
Restaurants: There are 2 onsite restaurants; Oystercatchers and 1823 Kitchen & Bar.
Contact Us: If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Taylor Kershaw at [email protected]
Mask Mandate: The State of Florida does not have a mask mandate in place. Please, wear one if it makes you feel more comfortable during the meeting and in public areas.

Schedule Overview

Monday, March 14th

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast (Audubon I/DEF)
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Welcome & Introductions: Amanda King and Mark Mazur (Audubon II-III/ABC)
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.NECA Success Story: Steve Petri, Deca Inc. (Audubon II-III/ABC)
 Government Affairs Update: Jared Karbowsky and Hadlea Bender
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.General Session: Unmute Yourself: Elevating Your Confidence, Courage, and Career, Rachel Druckenmiller (Audubon II-III/ABC)
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.WIN Breakout Sessions: A Deep Dive on Unmute Yourself: Elevating Your Confidence, Courage, and Career, Rachel Druckenmiller (Audubon II-III/ABC)
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.FL Breakout Session: Mapping the Construction Lifestyle, Tauhira Ali (White Ibis)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lunch (Audubon I/DEF)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.FL Breakout Sessions: The Language of Leadership, Amanda King (Audubon II-III/ABC)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.WIN Breakout Session: When Leadership Calls Will You Be Ready?, Dr. Rubin Cockrell (White Ibis)
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.Break
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.Town hall with NECA Leadership: David Long, NECA CEO & Kirk Davis, NECA President (Audubon II-III/ABC)
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.General Session: From Best to Better, Carly Patterson (Audubon II-III/ABC)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.Welcome Reception (Grand Hyatt; Oystercatchers Hammock Deck)

Tuesday, March 15th

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast (Audubon I/DEF)
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Day 1 Recap and Morning Thoughts, Amanda King (Audubon II-III/ABC)
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.NECA Success Story: Carrie Liberio, High Voltage Electric (Audubon II-III/ABC)
 ELECTRI Update: Jessica Cardenas and Megan Saucier
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.General Session: Engaging the Multigenerational Workforce: How to Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Talent, Smiley Poswolsky (Audubon II-III/ABC)
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.FL Breakout Session: The Future of Work: Making the Hybrid Workplace Work, Smiley Polswolsky  (Audubon II-III/ABC)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.WIN Breakout Session: 7/7/7, Ron Bailey (White Ibis)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch (Audubon I/DEF)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.WIN Breakout Session: Work-Life Balance: Are You Getting and Giving Everything You want, In Every Area of Your Life?, Amanda King (Audubon II-III/ABC)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.FL Breakout Session: Mentors, Mentorees & Leading Up, Ron Bailey (White Ibis)
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.Break
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.General Session: Why Should Anyone Be Led by You, Dr. Rubin Cockrell (Audubon II-III/ABC)
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.Reception (Grand Hyatt, Audubon Promenade)

Wednesday, March 16th

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast (Audubon I/DEF)
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Day 2 Recap and Morning Thoughts, Amanda King (Audubon II-III/ABC)
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.NECA Success Story: Lauren Cox, Hunt Electric (Audubon II-III/ABC)
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.General Session: Jerks at Work: Toxic Coworkers and What To Do About Them, Tessa West (Audubon II-III/ABC)
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.General Session: The Future of WIN & Future Leaders, Ron Bailey (Audubon II-III/ABC)
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.Program Wrap-Up, Amanda King (Audubon II-III/ABC)
1:15 p.m.Depart for company tour, Buses will leave from the hotel at 1:15 p.m. for MJM Electric
4:00 p.m.Return to Hotel
6:00 p.m.Depart Hotel for Group Dinner
6:15 - 9:30 p.m.Reception and Dinner, sponsored by Graybar (Raymond James Stadium)