2021 Women in Finishing FORUM Logo

The Women in Finishing (WiF) FORUM features a variety of professional and personal development sessions geared toward women, as well as networking and team building activities. Through unique programming, participants will learn new ways to deal with issues that impact effectiveness, maximize professional impact, build strategies for success, and much more.

All women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in industrial finishing, from the finishing line to executive management, are invited and encouraged to attend the WiF FORUM.

Dates

Oct 4 - 6, 2021

Event Sponsors


Carlisle Fluid Technologies
Chemetall
GAT Finishing Systems
Gema
Global Finishing Solutions
Midwest Finishing Systems
Nordson Corporation
Powder Coated Tough
PPG
Products Finishing

Sponsorships are still available.
Download Sponsorship Brochure

Schedule of Events

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Monday, October 4th 2021
6:00 pm
Evening Networking Reception
Tuesday, October 5th 2021
7:15 am
Depart Lobby for Lippert
8:00 am
World-Class Operations Driven by a Culture of Caring
  • Jason Lippert, Lippert
Tour of Lippert
10:00 am
Depart Lippert for Hotel
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General Session
Welcome – CCAI Overview
Managing Conflict: Turn Fight, Flight or Freeze into Calm, Confident and Productive
  • Kim Lisiak, Lippert
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
General Session
Journey to Leadership Panel: Overview, Challenges, Tips
  • Shelley Bausch, Axalta Coating Systems
  • Cheri Evans, Lippert
  • Allison Lee, Coatings Plus
  • Michelle Striggow, Graco Inc.
A Feminine Touch in a Masculine World: Why Manufacturing Needs the Healthiest Version of You
  • Dr. Amber Selking, Lippert
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Team Building Exercise on the Notre Dame Campus
6:30 pm
Networking Dinner
Wednesday, October 6th 2021
7:45 am - 8:30 am
Wellness Walk (optional)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
General Session
Embracing Market and Technology Trends in Industrial Finishing
  • Shelley Bausch, Axalta Coating Systems
Creating a Culture of Accountability
  • Lee Ann Schwope Cochran, Amphora Consulting
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
12:00 pm
Closing Lunch Keynote
Closing Lunch, Sales Strategies to Close that Deal, Get that Promotion, and More!
  • Leslee Robinson, Cardinal Paint and Powder
1:30 pm
WiF FORUM Concludes

Women in Finishing FORUM 2021 Program

The Women in Finishing (WiF) FORUM features a variety of professional and personal development sessions and workshops geared toward women, as well as networking and team building activities. Through unique programming, participants will learn new ways to deal with issues that impact effectiveness, maximize professional impact, build strategies for success, and much more.

All women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in industrial finishing, from the finishing line to executive management, are invited and encouraged to attend the WiF FORUM.


Featured Presenters

Shelley Bausch Senior Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings Axalta Coating Systems
Allison Lee General Manager/Partner Coatings Plus
Jason Lippert President & CEO Lippert
Kim Lisiak Leadership Development Director Lippert
Alesha Miller Assistant General Manager Lippert
Cheri Evans Quality Director Lippert
Lee Ann Schwope Cochran Partner Amphora Consulting
Leslee Robinson Sales Representative Cardinal Paint and Powder
Dr. Amber Selking Vice President Leadership and Culture Lippert
Michelle Striggow Sr. Finishing Account Manager Graco Inc.

Registration

Registration Includes
  • Welcome Reception
  • Transportation to/from Lippert
  • Admission to all event presentations
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Lunch & Dinner on Tuesday
  • Wellness Walk Shirt
  • Team building event
  • Closing Lunch on Wednesday

Note: Breakfast is included in your room rate at the Embassy Suites

Cancellation

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Registrations cancelled within 30 days are non-refundable.

Name Substitution

We will permit name substitutions until Sept. 13, 2021 at no cost.

Registration Fees
  • CCAI-WiF Member: $450

  • Non-Member: $575

Group Discount: First person pays the full registration fee and each additional attendee from the same company receives a 10% discount.

If you are a CCAI-WiF member, you must log into your member account to receive the membership discount.

Register Now!

The Venue

Hotel

We have made arrangements for a discounted group rate of $129 + tax at the Embassy Suites South Bend, IN at Notre Dame . Use the link below to make reservations directly with the hotel.

Note, rooms are limited at these rates so be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please book your room within our block listed below as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees.


Room Rate

$129 + tax

Discounted parking

$7/day

Rate includes: Complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, daily manager’s reception, microwave, mini-refrigerator, living room, pool and fitness center.

Make Your Hotel Reservation