WofA Conversations to Lead & Inspire

These digital events feature a speaker who is nationally recognized in the area in which they are presenting. Each of the topics are carefully selected to meet the needs and requests of you, our members. There is NO COST for you to register and attend!

July 17, 2024 | Register Here

Join Women of Asphalt as we host our next Lead and Inspire series titled an Introduction to Advocacy. During this session we will be discussing the importance of advocacy and ways to get involved with advocacy efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. Our special guest will be Nile Elam, MBA, VP of Government Affairs for the National Asphalt Pavement Association.


April 17, 2024 | Watch Webinar

Join us for an empowering Lead and Inspire webinar featuring Marquisha Williams, as we delve into "One Woman's Journey from Field to Management" within the asphalt industry. Marquisha will share her inspiring ascent from a hands-on laborer and QC tech to a pivotal role as EEO Officer/HR Area Partner, highlighting the resilience and motivation that propelled her through challenges. She'll discuss how women can assert leadership and drive organizational success in a male-dominated field, the impact of mentorship and supportive networks on her career, and strategies for aspiring female professionals to build similar support systems. This session promises to offer valuable insights for women looking to pave their own paths to management and leadership in the asphalt industry and beyond.

 Lead & Inspire Marquisha Williams

November 8, 2023 | Watch Webinar!

A Trailblazing Career in Asphalt Technology and Advocacy is an empowering session. Hear from the esteemed Dr. Rita B. Leahy as she discusses her journey throughout her career and how her expertise has reshaped the industry. In this session, you'll learn the important aspects of leadership, and how to inspire innovation and change within your own career. Click here to view now!

October 11, 2023 | Watch Webinar!

Generations of Strength, A Mother-Daughter Journey in the Asphalt Industry features Sandy Brasier, Brasier Asphalt, and Jeani Ringkob, Owner, StoryBuilt Growth Strategy and Marketing, as they discuss the asphalt industry and give remarkable insight from their journeys. This incredible mother-daughter duo engages in a discussion led by WofA Board member Victoria Taffet, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Colas USA. During this session, Sandy and Jeani take a look at facing challenges, leadership, and resilience through their personal experiences. Click here to view now!


August 17, 2023 | Watch Webinar!

Insights from Industry Expert Audrey Copeland, President & CEO of NAPA is an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Audrey, a seasoned leader who has achieved remarkable milestones throughout her career, and to engage in thoughtful discussion led by WofA President Sheila Barkevich, Northeast Division Performance Manager at CRH Americas Materials. During this engaging conversation, Audrey shares her personal journey to becoming the President & CEO of NAPA and the challenges she overcame along the way. Click here to view now!

June 14, 2023 | Watch Webinar!

Unlocking Success with Terri Buser - Sales Representative, Aggregate Industries features the esteemed Terri Buser, Sales Representative at Aggregate Industries. Terri's wealth of experience and insights in the sales industry make her the perfect guide to help you unlock your true potential and drive success in your professional journey. In this engaging session, Terri shares invaluable strategies and techniques to enhance your leadership skills, ignite inspiration within your teams, and pave the way for remarkable achievements. Click here to view now! 

September 27, 2022 | Watch Webinar!

How to Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Recruitment and Retention Strategy features understanding the elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a leadership skill. Walk away with tips that will help you understand the benefits of an inclusive workplace as a way to improve employee recruitment and retention. Click here to view now! 

June 15, 2022 | Watch Webinar

The Newest Frontier in Workplace Safety: How Psychological Health & Safety Can Change Your Work Life discusses psychological health and safety at work! Learn organizational, team and individual strategies for positive change, common workplace stressors, ideas for initiatives and strategies, and tips to help you move to becoming your best self at work! Click here to view now! 

March 2, 2022 | Watch Webinar | View Slides

Shining Light on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention discusses how to break the stigma of mental health and suicide in the asphalt industry. This webinar shares resources of what leadership can do to support their employees and keep them safe both on and off the job. Learn from industry experts how to navigate through these complex issues. Click here to view now! 

June 24, 2021

If you missed June 24's WofA Conversations to Lead & Inspire "Communicating to be Heard & Understood" with Jen Maynard or if you want to watch this gem again, you are in luck! This informative, impactful, engaging presentation is available to view.

Communication is one of the most important aspects of having a successful career. But how often do you feel like your messages are really being heard? In this engaging, interactive workshop, you will:

  • learn how to communicate a message to have it both heard and deeply understood,
  • discuss tactics and tricks you can apply right away, and
  • walk away with the tools to communicate more effectively and in a way that will leave a strong impact on those around you.