WithIt brings together forum of female presidents and CEOs

WithIt has announced “Broken Ceilings:  Lessons From the Top” – the organization’s fall educational breakfast being held during High Point Furniture Market this fall, featuring a panel of women who have made it to the top in the home furnishings industry.

WithIt (Women in the Home Furnishings Industry Today) has announced “Broken Ceilings:  Lessons From the Top,” the organization’s fall educational breakfast being held during High Point Market.

The event features a panel of women who have made it to the top in the home furnishings industry:

The panelists will discuss topics such as: visionary leadership; leadership principles; core values around leadership; and being a change agent.

Hipple will be the panel moderator. Describing the theme of the panel, she said, “When I was working on WithIt’s first board of directors 25 years ago, our goal was to move the needle on women leading major companies in the home furnishings industry. We hoped to ‘break the glass ceiling’ in all levels of organizations by offering our members leadership opportunities.

“I’m thrilled to sit down with these incredible women to discuss our journeys on the way to the top of our companies and what we’ve learned along the way. We want to inspire the next generation of leaders to reach higher than they dreamed they could.”

WithIt is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the honor of hosting a panel of women of such stature in our industry confirms the importance of the mission of our organization,” said WithIt’s Executive Director Amy Van Dorp. “The panelists represent many different areas within the home and furnishings industry. So, whether you’re an interior designer, an entrepreneur, retailer, or you’re in the corporate world, we promise, you will be engaged, educated and inspired.”

WithIt’s bi-annual educational breakfast is presented by Myriad Software, also a women-led company. In addition to presenting sponsor Myriad Software, supporting sponsors of the education breakfast include Durham Furniture and AICO, Amini Innovation Corp. Table sponsorships which include eight tickets are still available. Contact Cathy Smith, WithIt’s Development Director at devdirector@withit.org. More information on tickets is available on the WithIt website.

The event will be held at 7:30-9 a.m., Oct. 23, in the International Home Furnishings Center, Green Wing, International ballroom. Membership is not required to attend.

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