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2024 Women in ASHRAE Leadership Symposium

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2024 Women in ASHRAE
Leadership Symposium 

The Westin Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

September 26-27, 2024


Get Ready to Ignite Your Career!

Join us for the inaugural Women in ASHRAE Leadership Symposium, a groundbreaking event that’s not just a conference, but a career-changing experience! Set in the vibrant city of Chicago on the “Magnificent Mile” on September 26-27, 2024, this symposium is the place to be for aspiring and current leaders in the HVACR industry.

Empower, Connect, Innovate!

Dive into engaging discussions, draw inspiration from seasoned professionals, and discover powerful strategies to champion inclusivity for women in our field. This isn’t just another industry event; it’s a launchpad for your future!

Highlights Include:

  1. Real Talk: Engage in candid conversations about the challenges and triumphs unique to women in HVACR.
  2. Empowerment Toolkit: Gain valuable insights with actionable tools, guidelines, and lessons for success.
  3. Mentor Magic: Connect with mentors who can guide your journey and amplify your impact.
  4. Allyship in Action: Learn how to be an effective ally and sponsor, turning advocacy into action.
  5. Emotional Intelligence: Master strategies for handling tough situations with grace and confidence.
  6. Networking: Forge lasting connections that will propel your career to new heights.

The Women in ASHRAE Leadership Symposium is a platform for attendees to learn from women leaders in HVAC&R, to foster encouragement and connectivity, and to help navigate an industry where we are still, all too often, the only woman in the room,” said Nancy Kohout, symposium chair. A pivotal way for engineering culture to help close its well-documented gender gap is for more women to emerge as organizational leaders and as mentors for the next generation of engineering professionals, she said. “This symposium will explore meaningful actions and tangible initiatives we can undertake to expand and grow leadership roles for women in engineering, to improve the experience of women interns and entry-level professionals, to strengthen retention rates over the course of a career, and to provide a needed voice and perspective for how engineers can help drive organizational and cultural change.

The Adventure Begins

Kick off Thursday afternoon, September 26, with a keynote that will set the stage for an unforgettable symposium. Then, gear up for a full day of transformative sessions on Friday, September 27.

  • Sponsorship

    The conference organizers are pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities to engage industry participation. All sponsors will have their company logo on the conference web site and recognition during the conference. A summary of the specific benefits of each sponsorship level is included. If you have questions or are interesting in being a sponsor, please contact Staci Loeffler sloeffler@ashrae.org.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Thank you to our Sponsors

    Thank you to our Sponsors

    Gold Level


    Silver Level

    Bronze Level

    Cleary Zimmerman Engineers


  • Steering Committee

    • Nancy Kohout, Chair
    • Karine Leblanc, Co-Chair
    • Tiffany Bates Abruzzo
    • Cherish Samuels
    • Kellie Huff
    • Hetal Lee
    • Fiona Martin
    • Louise McKenzie
    • Filza Walters
    • Davide Ziviani, CEC Representative