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ASA Virtual Event: Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing

Join ASA’s women in leadership interest group for a well-paced and engaging afternoon of high-quality content aimed at developing leadership skills, fueling career advancement, and maximizing your contributions to the staffing industry.


How This Virtual Event Works

Thank you for participating in this event! These sessions are conducted via live video conferencing meetings. To participate, simply click the 'Launch Session' button that accompanies the agenda item below. Each meeting will begin promptly at its designated time. Registered participants will also have the ability to revisit recordings of these sessions after the event has concluded.

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May 20, 2020Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing

1:30 p.m.

Introduction & Power Networking Session

Qualifies for 0.50 Active CE Hour

Make connections right away and get to know your peers who have joined in this virtual opportunity.

2:15 p.m.

Are Your Key Habits and Behaviors Holding You Back?

Teresa Carroll, public board member and former president, Kelly Services
Qualifies for 1.0 Active CE hour

Download the handouts for this session (PDF 590 KB)

Staffing industry thought leader and former Kelly Services president Teresa Carroll believes that in business and in life, it’s all about the people you impact. She has followed that credo throughout her career, and it shows in the success she and her teams at Kelly had throughout her 27-year tenure with the company. In this session, Carroll will discuss the highlights of her Kelly career as well as her personal passions and advice for others—especially female leaders.

Carroll will review the habits and behaviors holding women back as researched and outlined in the book How Women Rise by Sally Helgeson and Marshall Goldsmith, as well as discuss the habits she most observes when mentoring women and share strategies for personal development. Carroll also will share observations about the various types of leaders and their effectiveness throughout the Covid-19 crisis.


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3:15 p.m.


3:25 p.m.

How to Listen to Yourself—Using Your Power of Choice to Evolve With Intention

Kelly Irons, chief executive officer, developUs Worldwide
Qualifies for 1.0 Active CE hour

Download the handouts for this session (PDF 2 MB)

Join the engaging and dynamic Kelly Irons for this interactive session focused on increasing the speed of your own personal evolution. In nature, evolution happens slowly—but what if you could speed up your own personal evolution? What if you could break through the internal and external barriers that are keeping you from steady and strategic growth, and ask yourself just five simple questions that would permanently change you and evolve you, in all the right ways, forever?

During this session, you will explore the power of really listening to yourself, and how to use that newfound information to make great things happen for you and everyone around you. You will evaluate your habits and triggers, your challenges and goals, and your untapped power of choice—all in an effort to put you back in the driver’s seat of your own life. Part science, part experience, this session is sure to be one you will remember and flourish from.


Sponsored by

4:35 p.m.

Juggling Priorities and Achieving Balance

Joanie Biley Courtney, chief workforce analyst, EmployBridge, and president, RemX division
Qualifies for 0.50 Active CE Hour

Download the handouts for this session (PDF 999 KB)

How many balls are you juggling right now? Parent? Team leader? Spouse? Volunteer? It can be a challenge to achieve balance when you are constantly responding to multiple demands—in your personal as well as professional life.

In this session, staffing company executive and industry veteran Joanie Courtney shares her challenges and success stories. Sometimes achieving balance can seem like you’re walking on a tightrope in a three-ring circus—family, career, and self. Courtney will share perspectives and strategies that can help energize and empower you every day.


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5:05 p.m.


5:15–6 p.m.

Virtual Happy Hour

Celebrate a successful day during this virtual happy hour. Invite your current “co-workers”—including your pets, kids, or spouses—as you discuss your top takeaways and plans for applying new strategies.

Sponsored by
ClearEdge Mee Derby WorkN


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