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FPSA Women's Alliance Network

Planning for the Unplanned: Making the Most of Career Defining Moments
Thursday, October 24, 2019


What do you do in the face of major changes? Professionally, the steps you take next could fundamentally shape your career for the better or leave you wondering. In this webinar, Alida Miranda-Wolff, CEO and Founder of Ethos, will share examples of career defining moments, how to pivot when the unexpected takes you in new directions, and how to create your own moments of success and growth.

Guest Speaker: Alida Miranda-Wolff, CEO and Founder of Ethos
Media files: PDF | Video

Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers
Thursday, July 18, 2019


In this highly interactive webinar, Dr. Lois Frankel will talk about the ways in which women unknowingly sabotage their best efforts and, more importantly, how you can develop behaviors that will enable you to stand up and stand out. Topics will include:

How childhood messages inform your behavior
Common mistakes women make at work
A model for difficult conversations
How to communicate so that you are heard
Setting boundaries without saying “no”
…and so much more!

Guest Speaker: Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D.
Media files: PDF | Video

It's Man's World: And Other Misconceptions Women Battle
Thursday, March 28, 2019

A discussion on gender bias in the workplace and how women maneuver to achieve their career goals, attain work-life balance and make men listen.

Guest Speaker: Christina Buu, HR Manager, Anritsu

Media files:  PDF   |  Video

Hiring Rock Stars and Avoiding Zombies: How to Improve Your Company's Interview and Hiring Processes
Thursday, April 26, 2018

This program explains how leaders can identify and hire top, currently-employed talent even without big recruiting budgets and internal recruiting departments. It explains that:

  • If you are serious about having top talent throughout your company, you must start at the top.
  • Mediocre leaders will not hire or keep great people on their teams.
  • The CEO or team leader must be “Recruiter-in-Chief” and personally take responsibility for assembling the right team of leaders around him or her.
  • To hire A-players, you and your leaders must regularly add to and cultivate your network of referral sources and superior talent. 
  • You also must know how to leverage recruiters (internal and external) to help you fill a leadership role. Realistically, that is the only way to attract the number of well-qualified candidates you need to help ensure a great hire. 
  • Once you find the right people, don’t mess up the candidate vetting process. Move quickly while being thorough enough to avoid the walking dead. 
  • Plan upfront for how you are going to help a new hire get traction and avoid being an organ rejection. 

About the Presenter:
Eric Herrenkohl is the President of Herrenkohl Consulting, a consulting and retained executive search firm that he founded in 2002.  He works as an advisor to CEOs on building superior leadership teams.

Eric is the author of the upcoming book Crowbar:  Pry top talent out of your competitors, surround yourself with real leaders, and create the team your customers demand.

His previous book How to Hire A-Players is an Amazon bestseller published by Wiley and described as “the definitive book on talent acquisition.” In 2016 it was named one of the Top 10 recruiting books of all time by Harver's recently named it one of the Top 12 recruiting books to read in 2018. At its publication, the Toronto Globe and Mail named How to Hire A-Players one of the “Top Ten Business Books of the Year.”

Prior to founding his firm, Eric worked in executive search and in employee motivation & sales incentives. Early in his career, Eric was the first dedicated employee to oversee the patented rewards system that drove the Shell MasterCard, transformed the sales incentive industry, and generated tens of millions of dollars of licensing fees.

Eric also worked as a volunteer and staff member with Young Life, a non-denominational organization that works with high school students.

Business Week, Fox News, NBC News, the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Philadelphia Business Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer,,,,, and the LinkedIn Talent Blog have all featured his work.

Eric holds a master’s degree from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis and an undergraduate degree in economics and history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He and his wife and four children live in the Philadelphia area.

Media files:   Video 

Mindfulness @Work: From Scattered to Accomplished and Happy
January 25, 2018

Information overload, social media, mobile apps, constant interruptions, competing priorities, you name it! Our day has become so fragmented and so inefficient. Fulfillment and satisfaction have become rare commodities! However, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are effective and proven ways to navigate through these challenges while feeling less stressed and more fulfilled than ever thought possible. This revolutionary workshop tackles today’s workplace challenges by introducing mindfulness, demystifying it, and translating it to simple techniques that you can easily incorporate into your daily work life. You probably have heard about the benefits of mindfulness practices for our physical and mental health — lower blood pressure and cortisol (stress) levels, a stronger immune system, improved sleep, increased ability to focus, enhanced emotional stability, among others. Isn’t time we introduce mindfulness at work and bring these benefits to our workday where we spend the most time and most energy? Join us to discover how to do so! This workshop is largely about self-awareness and awareness of our surroundings and the impact that our thoughts, emotions, and actions have on our experience, and most importantly, this workshop is about equipping you with a method to become more mindful, more purposeful, and more effective at work and beyond.

Key Takeaways:

  • A better understanding of mindfulness and how mindfulness at work can help you be calmer, feel less stressed, happier and more fulfilled than ever before!
  • An overview of The Perfect 15-Minute Day Method and how to use the journal to easily practice the method and turn it into a habit.
  • Becoming aware of how you spend your time, how long things take, and what time wasters are getting in your way.

About the Presenter:
Pierre Khawand is Founder and CEO of People-OnTheGo. His best selling “Accomplishing More in Less Time, Less Effort, and Less Stress” workshop enables business professionals to better cope with information overload and competing priorities. Pierre is the author of the popular Less-is-more Blog, and has published The Accomplishing More with Less Workbook, The Results Curve: How to Manage Focused and Collaborative Time!, and The New New Inbox: How Email and Social Media Changed Our Lives.


FPSA Women's Council 101
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The newly formed Women's Council is a fresh initiative provided by the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA). This initiative is designed to aid in the advancedment of women in the food and beverage industry. Learn more about the organization, council, and its leaders in this webinar: FPSA Women's Council 101.

Media files:   PDF    |   Video