MILWAUKEE – November 28, 2017 – Johnson Controls announced that for the fourth consecutive year it will sponsor and participate in the Massachusetts Conference for Women on Dec. 7, 2017, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston. The event will feature Irene Lam, Vice President of Product Development, Building Management Systems for Johnson Controls, as a panelist discussing professional skills and job advancement. During the show, the Johnson Controls booth will feature presentations with a focus on preparing for a job interview, negotiations and networking.
In the session entitled “Ladies…Get Paid: Negotiate with Courage and Get What You Deserve,” Lam will share best practices on how to present yourself in an interview, how to prepare for an interview and how to negotiate salary. Lam is based in the company’s Westford, Mass., office and is a past presenter at the conference.
The 13th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women is a one-day event that brings together 10,000 active professional women from across the world to promote, communicate and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond, through nationally recognized speakers, workshops, and seminars. One of this year’s Keynote speakers includes Viola Davis, a critically-revered, award-winning actress of film, television and theater known for her groundbreaking roles.
As part of the conference, Johnson Controls will also participate as an exhibitor. The theme of the booth is “Empower Yourself. Evoke Change,” where certified executive coach Kim Meininger and Gil McClary, an HR business partner, will provide presentations on confidence building that shines through on your resume, in an interview, while negotiating salary and in networking situations.
Lam joined Tyco Security Products, now Johnson Controls, in 2004 and has held multiple roles. In her current role, Lam is responsible for developing, leading, and driving the vision, technologies, and solutions strategies for cloud and on-premise platforms. Lam is actively involved in being a mentor, both within and outside of Johnson Controls. In 2015, she was recognized by security industry publication Security Systems News as one of the top 10 Women in Security for her contributions to the physical security industry.
“If you want to remain competitive in the global business marketplace, you must create an infrastructure for developing female talent,” said Lam. “The Massachusetts Conference for Women does that by providing a platform through which women can connect with one another, create mentorships and develop the skills they need to succeed, based on a vision of gender diversity and equity.”
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