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2021 Women in NECA & Future Leaders Virtual Leadership Conference - March 9-10, 2021

03/ 09 - 10 /2021


Join NECA for the first-ever virtual Women in NECA and Future Leaders (WINFL) Leadership Conference. Held on March 9–10, the meeting will consist of two half-days beginning each day at 1:00 p.m. EST.

The 2021 WINFL Leadership Conference will feature:

  • Two keynote speakers 

  • Three breakout sessions with speakers never before seen at NECA events 

  • Two roundtable discussions with peers and NECA staff 

  • Two receptions featuring live networking opportunities and entertainment  

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, March 9 

  • 1:00–2:00 p.m.: Keynote - Networking: Build Relationships, Not Contacts in Today’s World -Laura Okmim

  • 2:10–2:55 p.m.: Breakout Sessions 

    • TakeCaraU® Session 1 – The Four Step Process -Maureen O’Brien

    • Managing Up—Forging a Successful Relationship with Your Supervisor -Alex Willis

  • 3:05–4:05 p.m.: Roundtable Sessions

    • TakeCaraU® Session 2 – Peer Discussion -Maureen O’Brien

    • Developing the Have It All Lifestyle: Winning at Work and Home -Alex Willis

  • 4:15–5:30 p.m.: Updates From NECA 

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.: Reception: Networking and Bingo 

Wednesday, March 10 

  • 1:00–1:45 p.m.: Breakout Sessions 

    • Achieving Results Through Strategic Planning -Tauhira Ali

    • Innovative Technologies Transforming the Electrical Construction Industry -Josh Bone

  • 1:55–2:55 p.m.: Roundtable Sessions 

    • Strategic Planning Application Workshop -Tauhira Ali

    • Performing a Technology Audit -Josh Bone

  • 3:05–3:50 p.m.: Breakout Sessions 

    • The Language of Leadership: Using Your Communication to Drive Positive Change -Amanda King

    • Beyond Bias -Dushaw Hockett

  • 4:00–5:00 p.m.: Keynote - Stop Being a Leader. Start Being THE Leader -Ryan Avery

  • 5:00–6:00 p.m.: Closing Reception: Networking, Dueling Pianos and Mixology Demonstration, Sponsored by Graybar 


Visit necanet.org/winfl for more information on the 2021 Women in NECA & Future Leaders (WINFL) Leadership Conference.

This Virtual Conference will be held via Zoom. When you join the conference in Zoom, you will have access to the Customer Support breakout room should you need any assistance.
The keynote sessions will occur in the main meeting room. Following the keynotes, we will open up the two breakout sessions in breakout rooms, enabling you to enter whichever session you choose. Following the breakout sessions, the conference activities will resume in the main meeting room until the next breakout sessions begin.
During the roundtable sessions there will be opportunities to interact with small groups of your peers in discussion groups. We will provide on screen instruction as to which room you will join to have these discussions. When it is time to return, you will reenter your roundtable room by selecting it from the list of breakout rooms.

Each attendee must separately register to attend the conference