Rising Above Industry Stereotypes with Michelle Leonard
Although much progress has been made, many of us still work in heavily male-dominated industries, which creates its own set of challenges. What is it like to be the only woman in the room? How do you become part of the team when your interests differ from your male counterparts? How do you project assertiveness with confidence? What do you do when the guys want to go out and don’t think to invite you along or want you to participate in an activity that makes you uncomfortable?
In this session, Michelle Leonard will share her experiences working in the consulting engineering profession for the past 30 years, and how she has confronted and risen above industry stereotypes to not only be in the room but to be sitting at the head of the table leading the project.