ASA Virtual Event: Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing

This interactive virtual event, designed by the ASA women in leadership interest group, will provide content for women seeking to advance their careers and maximize their contributions to the staffing industry.


Thank you for attending Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing

The session recordings are now available to purchase on ASA Learn. Members can receive high-quality content aimed at developing leadership skills and fueling career advancement for $25; nonmembers $45. Hear the tactics needed to become influential and effective leaders, develop and lead strategic initiatives, and position themselves or other women leaders for future success.

This virtual event was developed by the ASA women in leadership interest group.

ASA Virtual Event

Experience this interactive virtual event, designed and developed especially for women seeking to advance their careers and maximize their contributions to the staffing industry. Tune in for a well-paced and engaging afternoon of high-quality content aimed at developing leadership skills and fueling career advancement.

During this virtual event, you will

  • Gain an increased understanding of your personal strengths and how to utilize them to overcome barriers in your career
  • Learn strategic ways to become a consistently successful and authentic leader
  • Contribute to discussions about building a personal development plan for growth
  • Learn how to develop and maintain a strong personal brand
  • Build a powerful network of women leaders to collaborate with in the future

Subject to change

1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

1:35 p.m.

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
Qualifies for 1.0 Active CE hour

Staffing industry thought leader and former Kelly 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.

Sponsored by

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

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

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.

Sponsored by

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.

Hosted by
ClearEdge Mee Derby WorkN

Women in Leadership Sponsors


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