AKRON—The ACS Rubber Division is bringing together women from around the industry to continue the discussions that began at the Women of the Rubber Division (WORD) forum at the 2019 International Elastomer Conference.
This year's event will be held virtually in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rubber Division will host a special session built around the theme "Adapting and Evolving."
The program, sponsored by Smithers, will run from 4-6 p.m. Eastern Oct 21.
A panel discussion, moderated by Yan Maschke, strategy and leadership adviser at Yan Maschke Group, will be part of the event. Panelists are:
- Laura Duda, senior vice president and chief communications officer at Goodyear;
- Carin Helfer, research assistant professor at Ohio State University; and
- Jessica Petras, president at ChemRep Inc.
Following the discussion, participants will have the chance to discuss key topics and questions during small group sessions to be held in virtual breakout rooms.
There is no charge for program attendees who also are members of the Rubber Division. There is $50 fee for non-members.
To register for the program or to learn more, visit rubberiec.org.