The Western Building Material Association held its third-annual Women in LBM Conference following the WBMA Convention in Tigard, Oregon Nov. 14-15. Forty-three attendees representing retailer and supplier members from WBMA came together to share and gain knowledge from each other’s experiences, and learn effective communication methods that help interactions with different generations and personalities.
The meeting’s facilitator, Katie Bodiford, executive vice president of the Construction Suppliers Association in Atlanta, welcomed attendees, aided discussions, and presented a segment on “The Ripple Effect.”
Speaker Teresa Howes, president of True North Leadership, is a licensed training and development consultant with more than 20 years of business experience who believes in the power of people. She addressed Women in LBM attendees about individual leadership styles and core value contributions utilizing the Core Values Index. In-depth discussions followed on ways to effectively manage conflict and healthy collaboration.