We Supply America Invites You To The Women Of Distribution Seminar

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I’ve met thousands of distributors over the years through conferences, events, and associations. Now that I’m traveling in the We Supply America RV I’m getting the chance to meet hundreds more. One of the many points of pride that I have noticed is that this industry is filled with brilliant women leaders.

We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of women employed over the past decade in the distribution industry as well as related industries. A recent survey by Gartner titled ‘Women in the Supply Chain 2021,’ revealed that 41% are women. Of those, 15% are in executive roles. These numbers have grown significantly, which is not surprising to me, judging by my experience dealing with the best and brightest in the distribution industry.

I wanted to feature some of the leading women in distribution in a seminar forum so they can share their stories of what it’s like to be in a traditionally male-dominated industry and how they have succeeded.

Join us on Thursday, July 20, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST, as we hear from Tracie Sponenburg, Chief People Officer at The Granite Group, and Anna DuHamel, Vice President of Sales at Benco Dental, along with our expert moderators Kelly Squizzero from Infor and Jill Voege from Proton. 

This session will be a lively discussion on how women play a critical role in the industry’s future and how distributors can attract more women to join their workforce.

In this summit, we will discuss:

  • The critical role women play in the Noble Calling of Distribution
  • Opportunities for advancement and how to become a leader in the industry
  • How to build a strong network and leverage mentors to further your career
  • How distributors can attract more top female talent

Don’t miss your chance to sit in on this fantastic session. You can also submit your own questions early and we will address them live. Send an email to lindsay@unleashwd.com

BONUS: Don’t forget…the first 10 to join the waiting room before the webinar starts will receive a free We Supply America t-shirt!

Speaker Bios

Tracie Sponenberg is Chief People Officer of The Granite Group, an award-winning wholesale distributor with nearly 50 locations across New England. She has spent her career working with CEOs to align people and business strategies, working in the publishing, health and wellness, and professional services sectors.  Formerly a paper-pushing, compliance-driven HR person, she became a people-first business leader several years ago.  Tracie has since made it her mission to help others do the same.  She speaks around (virtually) the globe, co-founded DisruptHRNH and HRRebooted and writes daily short LinkedIn blogs. A bookworm & introvert, several years ago started getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, and it changed her life for the better.

Anna DuHamel is the Vice President of Sales at Benco Dental. Anna has been the leader of Strategic Markets at Benco for three years. Before joining Benco, she spent 16 years in various strategic planning and sales leadership roles related to production and wholesale distribution. Anna is widely endorsed and celebrated as a top-achieving sales leader at Benco – her experience spans sales and operations planning, budgeting, forecasting, strategy, trade management, pricing architecture, consumer insights, and analytics.

Thank you to our sponsors

Infor is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the We Supply America tour in partnership with Dirk Beveridge and UnleashWD. Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, with a special focus on wholesale distribution. We use data-driven insights to solve emerging industry challenges and provide our customers with the modern tools they need to innovate and transform their businesses.

Proton is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the We Supply America tour in partnership with Dirk Beveridge and UnleashWD. Proton’s innovative artificial intelligence platform provides turn-by-turn directions for sales reps that sell various products by telling them which customers to talk with, when, and about what through our intuitive web app.

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