IAPD Women in Plastics Educational Workshop

Friday, September 15, 2017

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA

Event Description
Join Women in Plastics for a morning of learning and connecting on Friday, September 15 in Bethlehem, PA, USA.

This educational workshop will feature:
  • Three speakers
  • Interactive networking activities
  • Lively group discussion
  • An opportunity to meet industry peers and build business relationships
  • Networking Breakfast and Lunch
  • A tour of Lehigh University’s polymer sciences labs
Women and men are welcome to attend.

About Women in Plastics

Women in Plastics is commited to supporting women through mentoring, education and personal and professional development to attract, retain and advance women within the plastics industry. Women in Plastics is open to members, plastics industry professionals and students who are interested in supporting our objectives.


Thursday, September 14

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Optional Reception at Steel Stacks

Friday, September 15

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Workshop

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch/ Networking

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Tour of Lehigh University Labs


Valerie Faust

The Difference Maker - Leadership from the Inside-Out
The best leaders are not necessarily the most educated or most outspoken individuals. The best leaders are those who understand their own leadership style and how to work successfully with others.  In this session, we will explore what it means to lead from the inside-out, discover what type of leader you are utilizing the DiSC Profile, and learn how the “Platinum Rule” can help you work more effectively with others.”

    About Valerie Faust

     Valerie is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, trainer, and coach. Passionate about helping young women and girls develop the confidence and skills they need to be successful leaders, she serves as Executive Director of Blossom & Flourish, a nonprofit specializing in leadership training and confidence building programs for middle school & high school girls. 

    She also serves as a Training & Development Consultant at Inta-Great, a leadership & sales training organization where she specializes in mentoring and women’s leadership issues.  Together, this allows her to pursue her vision of equipping women who will be leaders in their academic, extracurricular, personal, and ultimately, professional lives.

    Dr. Keith Hechtel, DBA

    About Keith Hechtel, DBA

    Dr. Keith Hechtel is Senior Director of Business Development for Curbell Plastics, Inc., located in Orchard Park, NY.  He has a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Saint Ambrose University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Illinois State University, and nearly 30 years of plastics industry experience. His doctoral research involved studying how social capital contributes to the career success of salespeople working in the plastics industry.  

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA
    116 Research Drive, Plaza Level, Bethlehem, PA 18015, United States
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