Irene Lam

4 Ways You Can Help Grow Female Representation in STEM Organizations

By Irene Lam, VP, Product Development, Johnson Controls, and Melissa Jean, Product Marketing Specialist, Johnson Controls

Last year, women made strides in the professional world. We showed that we have a strong collective voice that can create palpable change across the nation. That momentum will no doubt continue in 2019, and will hopefully extend into previously male-dominated spaces, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Businesses in the STEM sphere are in need of greater female representation to succeed in this modern era. Read More

2017 Session | Ladies…Get Paid: Negotiate with Courage and Get What You Deserve

Women may be the majority of today’s college graduates, but less than a quarter of us make it past middle management. Ladies, it is time to advocate for yourself at work – we do have the ability to change this staggering reality! Whether you’re interviewing for a new job or want a raise in a current one, this session will cover how to prepare, best ways to present yourself, and what to say when you’re getting pushback during a negotiation. We will have a panel of ladies who will provide important talking points and give you the courage to get paid what you deserve.

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2016 Session | The Hybrid Job: Harness the Skills Needed to Market Yourself Today and Create a Brand to Last!

Technology is an unspoken requirement in the workplace today where workers must understand and use it on a daily basis. Don’t be fooled however, you can’t spend your days just hiding behind your screen. Companies are also requiring their workers harness strong communication and “people skills” – thus creating what is known as the hybrid job. How you present yourself and engage with your peers, colleagues and management sets you apart from your office mate and will help you stand out above the rest. Using real-life experiences from some of today’s top branded entrepreneurs and corporate professionals, attendees will learn secrets and tips for building a personal brand to last. Attendees will learn best practices for marketing yourself to employers or consumers so they see your value. Together we will explore how to develop and utilize your soft skills (a.k.a people skills) to become an invaluable multifaceted employee necessary to succeed in today’s hybrid job – as well as how to continuously evolve and grow your brand throughout the course of your career.
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