Women have long been an important part of the woodworking and wood products marketplaces. Now their role is expanding at every level, from production through design, marketing, and operations management.

For most women, choosing a wood industry career is not an obvious career choice. Once there, they may face unique challenges, but also bring fresh insights as they establish their footing in this exciting field.

Women are a growing segment of the woodworking and wood products marketplaces so our goal is to foster conversation around opportunities, challenges and the future for this important part of the workforce. - See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood/panel-talk/panel-talk-blogs/Panel...

In this forum, Women in Woodworking: A Conversation, a range of professional women will recount their experience. By sharing their stories, the goal is to to foster a conversation around opportunities, challenges and the future for this important part of the workforce. 

 You'll hear the stories of women in woodworking:

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• How they got their start in the business
• Opportunities and challenges in their career path
• Was there a mentor or advocate along the way
• Advice for other women considering the wood industry

 

Who Should Attend:

Business Owners, Human Resources Managers, Operations Managers,
Business Development Managers, Women in Woodworking, and anyone interested in opening the door to other women to enter this field, which is hungry for people of talent.

 

Our Panelists:

Marcia Dixon
General Manager
Flexsteel, Dublin, GA

A personnel management graduate of the University of Georgia, Marci Dixon worked from 1976 to 1984 with Rockwell Automations as Assistant HR Manager until joining Flexsteel Industries in 1984 as part of a startup team to service the Southeast with Flexsteel Upholstered Furniture in Dublin, GA. In a dual role of HR Manager and Purchasing Manager, her responsibilities recruitment, safety, AAP, Benefits, & Policy Administration.
    After a year on a management team at the New Holland compact tractor plant start-up, she returned to Flexsteel in a new role as General Manager for the Dublin Plant, the first General Manager of any plant at Flexsteel Industries. The plant has a maximum employment capacity of 430 associates.

 

Kari Bunting
 President,
Component Solutions, Menominee, MI

Kari Bunting is founder and president of Component Solutions LLC, a hardwood lumber vendor and supplier, and a sister company, Menominee River Lumber, a hardwood lumber customer and a hardwood dimension supplier specializing in door stiles, rails, kitchen cabinet panels or any special width or length sort. The facilities are co-located at the Menominee, MI site. Before starting her own business, Kari also managed sales and marketing at Wolf River Lumber, New London, WI. She is also a cheerleading coach and has been president since 2004 of BABES, a child abuse prevention program.

 

 Megan Offner 
Co-founder and Owner,
New York Heartwoods,
Warwick, NY

Megan Offner co-founded New York Heartwoods - community-based sustainable sawmill - that reclaims and processes of end-of-life, diseased, and downed trees, producing dimensional lumber, live-edge slabs, reclaimed barn wood, and custom wood products for architects, designers, woodworkers and retailers. In addition to creative direction and management of NYH, Offner organizes educational programming (i.e. chainsaw safety training courses, internships and volunteer opportunities), lectures (i.e. SUNY-Orange, The Last Weekend) and writes (i.e. Diner Journal, Dirt Magazine, Wood-Mizer Way) about the work her company does. 

 

Moderator:

 

Bill Esler
Editorial Director
WoodworkingNetwork.com

Bill is responsible for coordinating content for Woodworking Network website and magazine, related newsletters, and conferences and trade shows.

 

 

  Women have long been an important part of the woodworking and wood products marketplaces. Now they're role is expanding at every level, from production through design, marketing, and operations management.

For some women, the path to gaining entree to wood industry careers has not always been easy to follow. Once there, they may face unique challenges, but also bring fresh insights as they establish their footing in this exciting field. http://media.woodworkingnetwork.com/images/WatchNowWebcast1.jpg 

Women are a growing segment of the woodworking and wood products marketplaces so our goal is to foster conversation around opportunities, challenges and the future for this important part of the workforce. - See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood/panel-talk/panel-talk-blogs/Panel...

In this free webcast, Using the Wood Industry Almanac As a Forecasting Tool, we'll walk through major wood industry segments, look at the upsside and downside trends in each. Attendees will get a concise overview of the wood manufacturing industry, and high level recap of what could drive - or dampen - demand in each area.

What You'll Learn:

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• What's Inside the Wood Industry Almanac
• Sales volume and trends in major markets
• More Sources for wood market data
• Top 3 drivers of consumer and business buyers
• New categories usiness

Who Should Attend:

• Business Owners
• Marketing Managers
• Ad Managers
• Business Development Managers

Register today and join us October 8 at 1 p.m. Central Time for this 20-minute lively webcast.

Our Panelists:

  Marcia Dixon
General Manager, 
Flexsteel, Dublin, GA

Marcia Dixon l is responsible for more operations and logistics at .

 

  Megan Offner
Founder & Co-owner  
New York Heartwoods, Warwick, NY

Magan Offner co-founded New York Heartwoods - community-based sustainable sawmill - that reclaims and processes of end-of-life, diseased, and downed trees, producing dimensional lumber, live-edge slabs, reclaimed barn wood, and custom wood productsfor architects, designers, woodworkers and retailers. In addition to creative direction and management of NYH, Offner organizes educational programming (i.e. chainsaw safety training courses, internships and volunteer opportunities), lecture (i.e. SUNY-Orange, The Last Weekend) and write (i.e. Diner Journal, Dirt Magazine) about the work we do.

Rogers is director of design, and the person behind Thos. Moser’s award-winning contract furniture line, Element. This bench-made business and hospitality furniture line elegantly integrates support for electronic devices without compromising design lines. - See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood-market-trends/woodworking-industr...

Moderator:

Bill Esler
Editorial Director
WoodworkingNetwork.com

Bill is responsible for coordinating content for Woodworking Network website and magazine, related newsletters, and conferences and trade shows.

Broadcast date: October 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m. CT.

 

 

 

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