Want to Network with and Learn from Women who
Work in the Material Handling Industry?
Be part of MHEDA's NEW Women in Industry Initiative
MHEDA’s Women In Industry Mission Statement:
To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.
3 Ways to Get Involved
1. Join a MHEDA-NET Women in Industry Group
MHEDA-NET is a FREE member tele-networking program. You will be connected with other women who also work in the material handling industry.
Here are just a few topics groups may potentially discuss:
- How do we promote effective means of communication between and within the genders?
- What are some tips we can use on how to manage people?
- What are some tips on work/life balance?
- How do we promote the material handling industry to attract/recruit women?
- How do we change the industry culture?
- Click here for a complete list of topics
2. Attend the Women in Industry breakfast during the Annual Convention
MHEDA hosts a “Women in Industry” breakfast during the Annual Convention as a networking opportunity for convention attendees.
Save the date:
May 3, 2016 – Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland
May 2, 2017 – Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT
May 8, 2018 – Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL
3. Attend the first ever Women in Industry Conference (Fall 2017)
MHEDA is planning a Women in Industry Conference for Fall of 2017.
Spend the day learning and networking with fellow material handling professionals.
Details and date TBA.
“I am passionate about helping others in Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Education. I work with distributors, vendors, manufacturers and team members of all levels on multiple platforms including face to face networking, online communication and social media which keeps me engaged and learning. I love what I do each day!” – MHEDA Member Linda Anlauf, WPRP
“I was also held to a tougher standard, no doubt about it. I had to know the business inside and out or I was immediately discounted. My advice to women entering the material handling industry is this: the industry is rapidly growing, is seeking women, and in the end may the best man or woman win!” – MHEDA Member Lori Palmer, President, REB Storage Systems International
“Is there a feminine way to do business? The answer really is yes. Women bring new perspectives to a business. Research shows that women adapt better to new situations, make better decisions, make better leaders and invest their money more wisely. So when asked what women bring to the table, we can say both new perspectives and new solutions.” – Judy Hoberman, Selling in a Skirt