Rocky Mountain Trane partnered with Tamara Ghandour of LaunchStreet to provide a thought-provoking networking event for women in the building industry. This interactive half-day conference took place at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel on April 25th.
The purpose of this conference:
Women Make Buildings Better gives each woman the opportunity to discover their style of innovation and engage with others, unlocking their ability to be innovative in work and in life. Our goal is to help you leave with the tools you need to commit to take action towards elevating diversity of thought in YOUR industry and in everyday life.
Here are a few of many takeaways:
-Innovation: Thinking differently about what’s right in front of you to create an advantage.
-Anyone can innovate. Everyone is responsible for innovation.
-How we innovate is unique to us.
-Value shifts, it doesn’t go away.
-Rearrange the box you have, instead of “thinking outside the box.”
-There are ways we can get involved in legislature to influence change.
-Present innovation in a different way. Ask “What would you do to strengthen this idea?” instead of asking “What do you think?”.
-Show all of you. Don’t conform to “fit-in,” this is doing a disservice to you and those you work with.
-We need people that can help fill in the gaps (when it comes to innovation).
-People don’t fear change; they fear being changed.
Women in leadership panel:
Our President, Denise Dihle, participated on the panel of powerhouse women in the HVAC industry. When asked about the importance of maintaining a growth mindset, Denise said: “As soon as you are content, you are left behind.”
This offers a glimpse into how 360 Engineering operates, always striving to truly listen to the client’s needs, providing everyone with customized, innovative HVAC and plumbing engineering solutions.