On March 11th, OCP employees including Nicole Aveni, Siccorah Martin, and Jenni Harris attended a panel discussion hosted by Cleveland NAWIC supporting women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics honoring WIC Week 2021. The event was open to high school women as well as industry professionals.
OCP’s very own Carpenter Elizabeth “Liz” Kahler was one of the panelists.
Liz explained the importance of surrounding yourself with a support group such as Cleveland NAWIC. Liz encouraged the attendees to recognize that they have a voice and deserve to be heard.
Designed to create a platform of support for women in the industry, the panelists provided tips for overcoming challenging situations. Project Assistant Jenni Harris recalled some of the best advice shared, “If someone has a problem with women being in the industry, that is their baggage to address, not yours. Do not let it hold you back.”