WithIt, a women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, recently announced that its 2021 Professional Conference will take place virtually again this year. The interactive online event focused on “Leveraging Leadership,” will include talks by various speakers, roundtable sessions on specific industry topics, panel discussions and live networking segments via an online platform on Friday, May 7th, 2021 from 9:30am to 4:30pm Eastern time.
The success of last year’s event format and the organization's ability to leverage virtual options enabled WithIt to provide the benefits of its annual conference to women across the country in a safe and interactive way.
“We were so encouraged by the response from last year’s virtual conference that we chose the same format for this year,” says conference co-chair Sydney Harris, from Furnitureland South. “While this group thrives at in-person events, we were able to choose a platform that allows us to collaborate, speed network, socialize, and learn from some incredible speakers.”
2021 Conference Programming Details
This year’s virtual conference, led by Sydney Harris and Tori Evans of Diamond W, a Tarkett Company, will focus on moving forward with strength. As an organization and as individuals, women want to use their leadership skills to the maximum advantage. WithIt’s theme of “Leveraging Leadership” inspires topics of change management, company culture and being resilient. Throughout the day, nationally-recognized speakers as well as a panel of industry experts will lead conversations.
WithIt’s conference is sponsored by Ekornes, J.B. Hunt, Malouf, Tombras and The Hanes Companies Inc. Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies which include registrations for women in their organization.
Ticket prices start at $99 each and include full access to both the pre-conference events as well as the all-day conference.
WithIt was formed in 1997 for women in the home and furnishings industries in order to support their multi-dimensional career paths. The non-profit network is based in North Carolina and supported by leading companies across the industry including their Vision and Platinum sponsors: International Market Centers, Ekornes and FurnitureDealer.net. WithIt’s purpose is to encourage and develop leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries.