Julie Erickson was one of dozens of women from across the heating and cooling brand who attended the three-day conference in Florida.
“The trades have spectacular career growth and high earning potential for women,” Erickson said in a press release. “Bryant is taking an active role in highlighting, recruiting, supporting, educating and championing women as a valuable resource in the HVAC industry. I was honored to represent our Minnesota HVAC companies and am so excited about the future role women will play in building on the strength of our industry.”
Erickson also said that HVAC technology provides families a healthy and safe indoor air environment at home and at work.
“HVAC is so much more than just a furnace,” she said in a press release. “Women everywhere are concerned with the well-being of their families and this is an industry with a direct impact on health. It was empowering to be in a room filled with powerful female owners, engineers, technicians, and managers who are focused on the continued growth of this important industry.”
The event is part of the brand’s effort to foster inclusivity and create an environment where women can excel in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry.
The event has tripled in size since 2015 and this year welcomed 160 women from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for three days of leadership and business development training, best practice sharing, and fellowship.
Women were nominated to attend the three-day workshop from throughout the Bryant organization as well as from its distributor and dealer channel.
“This event is an invaluable opportunity for many of the women who represent the Bryant brand to convene and build upon our individual and collective strengths,” marketing manager Laura Williams said in a press release. “There’s an incredible amount of talent in this group, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to share and learn. This is a date we’ve had circled on our calendar for a long time, and we anticipate building on our longstanding relationships and forging new bonds.”
The event features programs on personal and professional development as well as networking and focuses on growing the Bryant brand by enhancing business relationships that many of the women have.
“This event is unique in our industry and illustrates Bryant’s commitment to developing a world-class team from the factory to our channel partners,” vice president Matthew Pine said in a press release. “I applaud the women who make this important event a reality and who work tirelessly all year to grow the Bryant brand. They are among our most-committed Bryant supporters, and the brand is well served by their passion and skill.”
Visit www.bryant.com to learn more about the company’s heating and cooling legacy and commitment to home comfort.