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Spring 2015


Get Ready for the WIFI Events

WIFI has two great educational events for the industry this year. Join WIFI at Fastener Tech 2015 for "People and Organizational Management in the 21st Century" and for "Cognitive Diversity and Creative Problem Solving: Innovation and Solutions from Out-of-the-Box Thinking."

Get inspired and energized, and connect with others in the industry while learning something new!  For information see the events calendar below. 


Winter 2015


New Board Members & Committees

Cris Young of Hudson Fasteners will serve as the president of the WIFI Board for 2015. Returning board members are Mary "Lou" Aderman, Pam Berry, Nancy Rich and Suzy Cravens. Rosa Hearn of Brighton Best joins the board and will represent WIFI at the Fastener Training Institute. 


Committes and chairs are: Membership - Nancy Rich, Rosa Hearn; Scholarship - Cris Young; Mentoring - Mary Lou Aderman; Communications - Pam Berry; Events - Suzy Cravens. Contact WIFI if you would like to volunteer on any of our committees.



Mid-West Fastener Association

June 8-10, 2015

Chicago, IL


Women in the Fastener Industry presents
People and Organizational Management in the 21st Century
June 9th, 3-5pm

Presenters Renee Giacolone of Centric Constulting, and Mary Lou Aderman of The Aderman Company will explore critical leadership skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing business world. Speakers will discuss the impact a mentor can have on your career, and techniques to  help you transform your organization from one that resists change to one that relishes it.


WIFI Members $30, Non-members $50

National Industrial Fastener

& Mill Supply Expo

Oct. 21-23, 2015

Las Vegas, NV


Women in the Fastener Industry presents

“Cognitive Diversity and Creative Problem Solving: Innovation and Solutions From Out-of-Box Thinking”

Oct 21st, 3-5pm


Featuring Tom Payne, president of Essential Growth Solutions, a management consultancy focused on implementing sales, marketing and training programs that are aligned with human nature. 

Tom will focus on how individuals and companies can gain the creative edge by working with diverse teams who bring mix skill sets and ideas to the table. Creative solutions and innovations follow when out-of-box thinking is implemented. 


This event is open to women and men who want to break out of their mental boxes, and who want to find ways to bring creativity and diversity into their workplace and everyday lives.


WIFI will also hold a raffle to support scholarships, and a networking event. 

Bring your business cards and get ready to be inspired, entertained and energized while meeting colleagues in the industry.


Members: $25

Non-members: $40


Before the meeting, WIFI will hold an open board meeting for members to attend to share ideas and plan for future events.

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