WithIt 2017 Annual Professional Conference
If you’re in the home furnishings industry and have spent any time on social media this year, you know about WithIt. Once again, MicroD is #OnTheMove and this time we’re heading to Charleston!
WithIt’s 20th Anniversary is in celebration all year long. This incredible organization built to empower, educate, and connect women in the industry to grow in their career and in leadership roles.
MicroD is a major supporter of women in the home furnishings industry. In our 20+ years in this industry, we’ve made a commitment to continue to education and empowerment of women in leadership. At High Point Market, MicroD team members have received some of the highest honors like the WOW Mentoring Award–an award won by both MicroD’s Business Development Executive Dana Helms this year and our President Manoj Nigam in previous years.
In our blog “Women in the Home Furnishings Industry”, we talked about our experience with WithIt.
From the organization’s website, WithIt is:
[Withit…] a women’s leadership development network, is the one organization in the home and furnishings industries that champions the advancement of women. WithIt creates an encouraging environment for female leaders to grow by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning our members at the forefront of our evolving industries.
WithIt has over 400 members, with about 10% representing students who’ve joined the organization. Each year, this powerhouse of females mentors rising leaders, provides networking opportunities for women in the industry, hosts seminars and conferences to develop new leaders, and awards excellence to outstanding women.
MicroD has been a strong supporter and sponsor of WithIt since it’s inauguration in 1997. Propelling new women into leadership opportunities is just one of the outstanding objectives that are shared between WithIt and MicroD.
This edition of MicroD #OnTheMove will feature some of the MicroD team attending the 2017 WithIt Annual Professional Conference in Charleston. Networking, education, and 3 days of growth are right around the corner.
If you’re heading to Charleston for the event, make sure to stop by and see some of the women of MicroD! If you won’t be able to make it, tune in for our #OnTheMove live video on the MicroD Facebook page!