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Women’s leadership program to be part of SMTA International 2022

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Goal to discuss why it’s important to change the perception of manufacturing

The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP), an SMTA-sponsored organization that strives to promote diversity and inclusion in engineering and manufacturing fields, announces that it will host presentations about technology innovations and career advancements from 1-3:15 p.m. CST on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Co-chaired by Tanya Martin of the SMTA and Jessica Molloy of Zestron, the second presentation will take place from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Loretta Renard, CEO at REMAP, will focus on changing the perception of manufacturing.

As a society, we are in state of rapid change in how we innovate, develop, and deliver new technologies and products to the world. Only those that embrace lifelong learning, adapting, growing and learning will truly thrive. Carolyn will share some key tools she has developed to explore and succeed in dramatically different roles within her company.

Loretta Renard, CEO at REMAP, will focus on changing the perception of manufacturing.

With each new role there is new opportunity: what you bring to the table to help the new organization’s success, what you learn in your new role about the business, and what you learn about yourself. Through her own career journey Carolyn will demonstrate the value of this learning as she returned to where she started, technology development, after gaining valuable lessons in supply chain management and product development.


Loretta Renard is the CEO of Canadian innovation accelerator REMAP. A member of the all-women leadership team since 2014, Renard has been instrumental in developing and deploying REMAP’s mission to fund transformation, drive collaboration across industry and academia, and enable Canadian companies to navigate the digital economy. Renard is an experienced executive with 25+ years of operations, strategy, corporate governance, communications and change management leadership for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

To find out more about the Women’s Leadership Program, visit www.smta.org/page/wlp.



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