PASADENA -- High powered keynotes will kick off each morning at the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo to be held March 27-29, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center. "Our morning keynotes are sure to inspire and get you thinking about taking a different approach to business or exploring new areas of revenue," said Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Organized Storage, part of Woodworking Network, which sponsors the event. The wide-ranging menu of topics for CCCE 2018's keynotes includes diversity, working in the luxury market, and getting a better understanding of the sales and marketing funnel
According to Whitney Pyle, the March 27 keynote, diversity is quite possibly the best source of innovation and creativity in our industry. Pyle, V.P. and COO of Advanced Cabinet Systems in Marion, Indiana, who is also a Woodworking Network 40 under 40 winner, will discuss her career path through the industry as a female. Her keynote is titled The Business Case for Diversity. "The construction and woodworking industries as a whole lack diversity," said Pyle.
She said many times when she attended industry events people would presume she was just somebody's spouse. "Together, we will unpack the reasons why, we’ll discuss why it’s important to change it, what we can do to change it," said Pyle. "We’ll also discuss what steps to take to ensure all people become integrated and engaged in our organizations and our industry."
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