26 MARCH 2018

Jody Henry Joins ASHRAE Panel Discussion for Women

Jody Henry, AIA, LEED AP and Senior Associate at Kirksey, joined a panel discussion for women in the AEC industry.

Jody Henry, AIA, LEED AP and a senior associate at Kirksey, joined a panel discussion with three other Houston-area AEC professionals that was titled Navigating the Corporate Landscape at an ASHRAE dinner event on March 22 to talk about professional success and career growth. The panel addressed common concerns from women in the workplace and served as a networking event.

The discussion included how to find a mentor, how to plan the career you want, learning to speak with more confidence and navigating work in a commonly male-dominated field.

“I was proud to be included in such an esteemed group of professionals,” said Jody Henry. “My topic focused on how to prepare to be the person that you become. For example, when it comes to how you dress in the field, be prepared for any occasion. And, when entering a meeting that is all men, take an equal place at the table. I hope that by sharing some of my stories, I was able to help a future generation of women in the industry.”

Women in ASHRAE (WiA) meets regularly with networking happy hours and luncheons throughout the year. The organization provides opportunities for professional development, expanding leadership skills and creating a network of women supporting women in the Greater Houston Area.

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