LET’S JOIN FORCES: BREAKING SILOS IN DEIA
Zemarc is emphasizing our staff and partners as they move towards breaking silos within the Aerospace Industry
Industrial manufacturing comes from an age-old supply chain that wasn’t around when space exploration was a heavy industry in the USA. A lot of the principles of the manufacturing industry is still based out of 1950s social views. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) are important civil rights. We understand that diversity is more than a headcount of people from different backgrounds; it’s challenging policies and practices within the industry to make current and future work cultures more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible.
For the first time, Space Tech Expo USA will feature a DEIA Booth, headed up by Zemarc Fluid Power, focused on helping staff and partners as they move towards breaking silos within the Aerospace Industry. Often DEIA initiatives start within one organization, but the industry needs more collaboration between organizations to break industry silos, so Let’s Join Forces.
To participate in the DEIA activities, please RSVP below.
Check out some of the DEIA activities that will take place across the show days
Session: Beyond Checking Boxes - Build an Equitable Workplace
Time: May 24, 2:30 PM Location: Booth 3001
Join DEI advocates and consultants Celina Davis and Gagan Sandhu as they present a foundational overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and how they apply in the workplace. This session will focus on understanding how DEI impacts interpersonal relationships and how it can transcend into a positive impact on corporate culture, values, and growth. Celina and Gagan are committed to working with companies address their specific needs, including workshopping the implementation of DEI committees and programming, executive coaching, and utilizing qualitative tools to gather data to assess areas for opportunity.
INDUSTRY ROUNDTABES AND NETWORKING
Location: Booth 3001
Join us at Booth 3001 for the opportunity for you to discuss DEIA topics openly with your peers.
Our moderators will have discussions around topics such as:
• How to Spark Conversation About DEIA in Your Workplace
• What is Allyship?
• Imposter Syndrome: What to Do and How
• Redefining Success
• Moms in The Workplace
• Mentoring Different Generations
• Do You Feel Like You’re On Mute?: Engagement and Communication Within a Remote Environment
• Open to Discussion and More
WORKSHOP: HOW TO START A DEIA ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
Time: May 24, 2:00 PM Location: Booth 3001
Presented by: Lucy Chen, Marketing Director, DEIA Advocacy Member at Zemarc
Join us for an insightful workshop on how to start conversations on DEIA in a small business within industries that are still catching up with the times.
• Navigating Industry Politics
• Identifying the Small Achievable Next Steps
• Getting to Know Your Peer’s Perspectives
• What to Do When DEIA Initiatives Are On Your Shoulders
• The Formation of Allyship
• Getting DEIA Meetings on The Calendar
Let's Join Forces: DEIA Pledge (with Photo Op)
Location: Booth 3001
Join us for an opportunity to understand pledges no matter how big or small. We support you with the steps you take at your pace. Let’s Join Forces.
MEET OUR ADVOCATES
Lucy Chen is the Marketing Director for Zemarc Corporation. Lucy has over 10 years of industrial experience. She advocates for women in leadership and focuses on actionable programs that promote diversity and inclusivity in her company's work culture. She believes that the industries' success depends on people and the empowerment that people give to each other. She wants diversity to be more than just a headcount; it needs to be about what influence and empowerment are we instilling in the people. Learn about Zemarc DEIA efforts: //www.zemarc.com/deia
Gagan Sandhu (pronounced "Guh-gihn," she/her/hers)
Gagan currently works as an attorney in the private sector and has been actively involved in DEI spaces throughout her academic and professional career. Her interest in DEI work was the natural byproduct of finding herself as a minority, whether in race or in gender, while in college and now as an attorney. As a result, Gagan has a deep-rooted passion for creating inclusive spaces that celebrate the breadth of employees’ backgrounds while championing opportunities for organization leaders to continue to expand their own awareness for the betterment of the individuals and groups they manage.
Celina Davis (she/her/hers)
Celina has been working in the Leadership Development and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility realm since 2013. Her journey with DEIA started when she became a resident advisor in college and worked to create an inclusive environment for folks with all types of identities. This work continued as she started working for a leadership development company and still follows her into the work she does as a Resident Director of a building of first year students at a University. She finished her Masters in Leadership Development this Spring and hopes to continue to help companies and organizations work better together through the lens of using DEIA to improve group dynamic and overall employee satisfaction.
WE ARE HERE
“As a female with 13 years in the Industrial Manufacturing space, I have seen a growing voice and presence with Women in Industry. With companies finally collecting data on DEI in their organization, we guarantee the seats at the table are diverse. What set us apart is not our titles but our unique lens of the world. I am fortunate to have groups in my organization and external groups to collaborate with on these topics such as Women in Manufacturing (WiM)”
Whitney Watson, Ingersoll Rand
“Because of the voice Zemarc leadership gave me, I am proud to use that privilege to advocate for diversity on an interpersonal level. I believe it really helps people understand the purpose of diversity beyond its political concept.”
Lucy Chen, Zemarc
“Being a female and a minority in the industry comes with a greater desire to need to prove oneself. This has been true even throughout my educational experience- Engineering is typically a male dominated field. However, I have been fortunate to have friends, peers and mentors guide me along the way in overcoming the challenging experiences. More importantly it is key that we share our experiences and continue the conversation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.”
Daphne Cai, Parker