The IFAI Women in Textiles Summit took place a few weeks ago and was a great event bringing together about 60 women from around the textile industry! MMI and our President/Founder Amy Bircher were very involved with the summit - Amy was the emcee for the event, and of course, rocked it!
From the IFAI Press Release:
"MMI Textile's Amy Bircher emceed the event with effortless wit, humor and warmth, setting the tone for the days ahead. The comradery of attendees was instant and sincere. Some women at the summit have known each other for years, while other women, newer to their leadership roles, were delighted to compare notes and meet new role models"
The event included numerous industry leaders who shared their wisdom and insights, including: our own Amy Bircher, President/Founder of MMI Textiles, Patti Bates, General Manager of the Protective Market, Glen Raven Technical Fabrics; Denise Offray, President and CEO, OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics; Kathie Leonard, President and CEO, Auburn Manufacturing and many more industry experts.
The Summit's interactive sessions included round-table discussions featuring workplace challenges and trends. Attendees were encouraged to sit and collaborate with other attendees they haven't worked or interacted with before to gain new perspectives.
We were honored to be a sponsor and help in any part during this inaugural event. Next year's summit is already being planned - be sure to keep an eye out for updates!