Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education

Women in Construction Leadership Council Summit

Redesigning How We Live and Lead

April 30, 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

SMACNA’s Women in Construction Leadership Council presents the 2020 Women in Construction Leadership Summit Meeting at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. 

The meeting begins Thursday morning with breakfast and networking. Thursday evening includes an optional dine around. A tour of Milwaukee Tool’s headquarters is scheduled for Friday morning.

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Featured Speaker

Amy Norton

Amy NortonAmy Norton is a senior partner at GiANT Worldwide, a global company dedicated to leadership transformation and healthy multiplication. She founded her consulting practice in 2014 after her own leadership journey and is focused on helping clients bring intentionality into all their circles of influence, starting with self. Amy’s passion for the transformation of leaders is palpable, as she knows healthy leadership = healthy organizations.

In founding and running her own businesses, as a key leader in a start-up online media outlet and working for a 150-year-old educational institution, Amy has clearly seen that consistent secure leadership ensures success. Every. Single. Time. Amy’s work includes leadership coaching, team development, and company - wide training and spans across many fields including financial services, construction teams, start-ups, non-profits, military, technology companies and more. Amy’s clients consistently realize sustainable results in leadership development initiatives and the creation of healthy organizational culture.

When people ask Amy what she does, she’s quick with a chuckle and response, “I’m an adult behavior modification specialist” –and she truly is! In addition to working for the liberation of leaders and organizations everywhere, she is a sought-after speaker and writer.


Thursday, April 30

7:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Networking

8:00 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions

8:30 a.m. - Session 1: Redefining Women's Liberation - Calling Women UP

This session will frame the problem women often face in leadership and provide solutions to allow us to be healthy and empowered. Too often, we call ourselves out, when we need to call ourselves up to a higher, healthier way of thinking.

9:45 a.m. - Session 2: Becoming a 100X Leader

Healthy leaders know how to add value. Unhealthy leaders subtract or even, at times, divide. The best leaders know how to multiply. This session will explore what we can to do as leaders to get healthy ourselves (i.e. 100% healthy) so we can multiply (i.e. X) that into our team, organizations, families and communities. It’s all about knowing yourself to lead yourself, to lead others.

11:00 a.m. - Quad Group  Discussion

In this session,  groups will use a self-directed guided discussion question and tool to apply their learning in concrete, practical ways. Participants will identify their greatest “a-ha” and determine how they want to respond in a new way. They will discover their learning opportunity, design an action plan and determine how they want to stay accountable to their own development.

11:30 a.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m. - Session 3: Discovering Your Leadership Voice

Everyone has a voice, but not everyone is always heard. This interactive session will help participants learn their foundational leadership voice, their strengthens and challenges, and what each voice champions on a team. Participants will also learn how to communicate better with others by learning their defaults.

3:00 p.m. - Quad Group Discussion

Participants will use the CORE Process tool and a guided question to name their most significant a-ha and how they want to apply what they’ve learned.

3:20 p.m. - Take Aways and Leave Behinds

Participants will name one thing they are taking from today that resonates, and one behavior or tendency they want to leave behind. 

3:30 p.m. - Adjournment

Optional Dine Around

Friday, May 1

On Friday morning, participants are invited for a tour of Milwaukee Tool's Headquarters.