Accelerating Women in Industry: Holistic resilience

When: March 5 2021

Where: Virtual, United States


Let’s come together and recognize the impact we have and challenge and empower ourselves to accelerate our success and the success of women-identified students and professionals through mentorship and resilience.

In this half-day workshop, participants will learn about modern mentoring, the importance of personal and professional resilience, and how to facilitate workplace resilience while being challenged to build and empower resilience.

Participants can also earn up to four continuing education credits from the Society for Human Resource Management.


8:15 am - Opening Remarks: Jonas Prida, Acting Provost, Point Park University

8:30 to 9: 15 – Keynote: “More Than This” with Jayme Goldberg, founder of Consequential Flowers, a modern mentoring network and former CEO of SilverLine Global, Inc.

• Tumultuous times for society, and for each of us individually, are also rich with potential to build new and better.  A resilient mindset that is fueled by belief in each other and in ourselves powers our ability to improve and to find joy in the process.  How do we realize opportunities through a resilient mindset and actions? How do we find “More Than This?” What does “This” even mean?

9:20 to 10:20 - Workshop #1: Holistic resilience- Taking Care of YOU with Jennifer Ferris-Glick (Above to Below Consulting) and Christy Stuber (Christy Stuber Coaching)
In this one-hour workshop, participants will:

• Define stress and the impact of stress on the body and brain.
• Explore 5 keys to a more resilient and healthy brain, including exercise, sleep, nutrition, novelty, and mindfulness.
• Define mindfulness and meditation.
• Explore how the impact of mindfulness in resiliency.
• Discover 7 ways to use mindfulness in business and leadership practices:
• The workshop will end with a self-exploration exercise to identify ways to reduce stress in the moment and look at the larger impact we can have in our own lives and the lives of those we lead.

10:25 to 11:25 - Workshop #2: Holistic resilience- YOU as a Resilient Professional with Sandy Mervosh (Asst. Professor, Human Resources, Point Park University) and Dr. Dorene Ciletti (Assoc. Professor, Marketing & Sales, Point Park University)
In this one-hour workshop, participants will:

• Define the resilient workplace including the impact of organizational leadership, structure, processes, and culture.
• Explore transformative resilience.
• Understand what it means to be a resilient professional and support resilience in others.
• Assess professional resilience through mapping of personal values with job congruence and boundaries.
• Challenge yourself to commit to building professional and workplace resilience and empowering others to do the same.

11:30 to 12:15 - Discussion Panel: Manifesting Resilience in the Workplace with Dr. Angela Reynolds (Executive Director, YWCA Pittsburgh), Myah Moore Irick (Senior Vice President, The Irick Group | Merrill Private Wealth Management), Janet Manuel (Director, HR/EEO/D&I, City of Pittsburgh), and Dr. Elesha Ruminski (Associate Professor, Communication and Leadership, Frostburg State University)

12:20 –12:30 - Closing remarks: Jonas Prida, Acting Provost, Point Park University

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