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more than 300 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $20 billion in product sales.

Events | Community Conversations | Women in Industry

Women in the Industry Community

The Women in the Industry Community is for professional women who work for a PTDA member company and are interested in learning and sharing knowledge with other women in the industry.  

Benefits of this community include:

  • Development and growth opportunities

  • Resource for education on topics of interest

  • Increased visibility/impact of women in the PT/MC industry

  • Volunteer mentoring and leadership opportunities

  • Enhanced professional connections through networking events

If you work for a PTDA member company, you can take advantage of these benefits at no extra cost to your company. Create your own user name and password here. Once your account is created, you can edit your profile to benefit from the Women in the Industry Community.

Women in the Industry Conversations 

Open to all, the Women in the Industry community holds quarterly calls for frank and open conversation about succeeding as a woman in the power transmission/motion control industry. Topics are selected by a task force of dedicated volunteers. Click on the links below to register for an upcoming call.
Sponsorships are available for all Women in the Industry Community Conversations. Learn more.

Women in the Industry Webinar Series: Awkward Networking (co-sponsored with the Next Gen Community)

August 10
7 Secrets of the Awkward Networker

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT

How ‘bout that awkward moment when…

  • You extend a handshake, but the person gives you the fist bump. So you switch to the fist bump while the person switches to the handshake.
  • You extend a handshake, but the person came in for a hug. Now you’re not sure what you’re shaking, but you feel extremely awkward.
  • You arrive to an event with your significant other ready to #powercouple but 20 minutes later you succumb to small bickering quarrel in the middle of the ballroom.

We’ve all been there. ​Accomplished national speaker, trainer, and creator of the Awkward Networker, Sean Hand will lead this 7 Secrets of the Awkward Networker presentation. Throughout this highly engaging, entertaining, and insightful presentation, you will learn Sean's 7 secrets to being the best networker in any room.
Webinar recording 
Read the recap 


November 16 
Build & Sell Your Brand

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT

In this highly engaging workshop, audiences will learn and work together in real-time to develop each of the 5 Brands in their Brand Portfolio, led by Sean Hand, accomplished national speaker, trainer, and creator of the Awkward Networker. In Sean's extensive experience meeting and influencing thousands of new people, he's perfected the 5 different brands in his brand portfolio and in this interactive workshop he'll reveal the science and art behind each of them. 

Conversation Archives 

Transitioning to the New Normal
How Attitude Can Shape Your Success
How to Hustle Without Burning Out
Breaking the Glass Ceiling & Being a Successful Woman in the PT/MC Industry
Employee Motivation Strategies
Working in a Virtual Age: Keeping Relationships Relevant
Forming a Mentor or Sponsor Relationship
Reducing Unconscious Bias
Transitioning from Employee to Manager
Overcoming Failure
Power of the Pack: Supporting Other Women in the Industry
Effective Strategies to Influence Change
Work Life Integration
Personal Branding
Effective Communications
Effective Leadership

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