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2019 WiT Activities 

Women in Titanium has several events planned for 2019,
and we would love for you to join us!

Below is more information about each event. Feel free to share with colleagues and friends – we can’t wait to see you there!


Thank you for your continued participation in the Women in Titanium programming.

We had table top displays at 3 STEM events, TSI Titanium hosted a plant tour and reception, and we had an all-time high attendance at the Vienna reception with our guest speaker Rita Hausken.  Now we look forward to Mobile, Alabama to finish out the year.

Several WiT members have expressed their wish to have their Sunday back -- rather than cramming more into our hectic lives, they have asked us to incorporate the WiT programming within the already scheduled conference week.

We want you to know we hear you and we want to make it better!

The Sunday programming will be consolidated this year to give everyone a break.  We will still host a welcome reception from 4pm to 5pm on Sunday so everyone can have a little time to get ready for the week.

Guest speaker, Katie Mehnert, Founder of Pink Petro will be shifted over to Tuesday afternoon in the general session room and hopefully by the change in scheduling, more of our male colleagues will want to join us.

Here is the schedule for your quick reference:

Sunday, September 22nd
4:00 pm  WiT Networking Reception
5:00 pm  Titanium Exhibition Hall Open 


Tuesday, September 24th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Katie Mehnert
Founder, Pink Petro

The Art of Pivoting in Challenging Times
Katie Mehnert’s got a business and a life mantra:  Growing with the flow.    Crisis is the heart of transformation and usually produces change. It takes time to live through a few and come to see the gifts a crisis produces. From her earlier career with Enron to leadership roles at big oil giants, Katie has held global leadership roles in health and safety during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment, and globalization.   In her rousing keynote, Katie, a Hurricane Harvey “thriver” will talk about her choices to grow by seeking opportunity—not security on her path to social energy entrepreneur. Her chaotic, imperfect corporate path drove her to build Pink Petro, a digital community and Experience Energy, a global careers site to help companies prepare for the looming talent shortage and end the inclusion gap.  The modern architect of culture change in energy, Katie Mehnert is a disruptor, gap buster and community creator. She’s an author, speaker, social media influencer, and frequently sought after source and culture expert. She is the Founder and CEO of Pink Petro and Experience Energy and Chairman of the Board for Lean In Energy 

We hope this shift in programming will help you avoid those dreaded Sunday blues and might allow you to do, well, precisely nothing, actually…before the Titanium Conference begins.

If you have not RSVP’d for the Women in Titanium Reception on Sunday, please modify your registration to let us know you are coming or simply send us a message and we'll update your record.

Thank you, in advance, for your consideration.

Best regards,

Jennifer Simpson
International Titanium Association
On behalf of Women in Titanium

 Event Recap

Vienna Networking Reception with Guest Speaker

Date: Monday, May 13
Time: 04:30-06:00pm
Location: Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen, Vienna, Austria
Join us in Vienna, Austria in conjunction with TITANIUM Europe 2019 for an afternoon of networking and light refreshments.

The committee will host a guest speaker during this time, and WiT Chair Holly Both will give a brief overview of 2019 activities.


Table Top Displays for 2019

Engaging Girls in STEM

Sci-Tech Days

Date: Wednesday, February 13
Time: 03:00 – 07:00 pm PST
Location: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
Frauke Hogue, Hogue Metallography
Amy Koga, Weber Metals

Date: March 5-8
Time: 09:00am – 02:00 pm EST
Location: Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Jill Adkins, Perryman Co.
Jennifer Lopata, TSI Titanium

STEM Career Fair for H. S. Students

Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 05:30 – 08:30 pm CST
Location: Fermilab National Accelerator
Wilson Street and Kirk Road, Batavia, IL 60510
Holly Both, Plymouth Tube Company


TSI Titanium Industry Tour and Networking Reception

Networking Reception

Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time: 06:00 pm EST
Location: Latrobe Country Club
346 Arnold Palmer Dr, Latrobe, PA 15650


5:45 PM Shuttle transportation provided from the SpringHill Suite, 115 Arnold Palmer Dr, Latrobe, PA 15650

6:00 PM Networking Reception at Latrobe Country Club hosted by TSI Titanium

Industry Tour

Date: Thursday, April 4
Location: TSI Titanium, Derry, Pa.
Sponsored by: TSI Titanium


Breakfast on your own
09:30 am        Industry Tour of TSI Titanium, Tech Spec Inc. 718 Y St, Derry, PA 15627
                       Parking is available and the plant is located approx. 15 minutes from the hotel
11:30 am        Anticipated tour end time.

Join WiT for an industry tour of the TSI Titanium facilities in Derry, Pa. WiT will host an informal networking reception April 3 at the Latrobe Country Club where attendees may enjoy refreshments and catch up with other WiT members. The industry tour will take place on April 4.

Book your Room at the SpringHill Suites Here


Professional Development Day

Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 12:00 – 04:45 pm
Location: SMG Mobile Convention Center – Mobile, Alabama, USA
Join WiT for the 5th annual Professional Development Day, in conjunction with the TITANIUM USA 2019 Exhibition & Conference in Mobile, Alabama, USA.


About WiT

The mission of the WiT committee is two-fold: To develop a networking group of collegial women presently in the titanium industry; and to promote, attract, and encourage high school and college women to enter the titanium industry.

To contribute to the growth of the overall titanium industry by providing mentoring, collegial and networking opportunities for women within the titanium industry and to take part in programs which advance gender equality in STEM fields for high school and college women.


2019 Scholarship Award

WiT sponsors a $5,000 academic scholarship annually, administered by Scholarship America, dedicated to females interested in STEM majors. Sesily Stewart (right) won the award in 2018.

Apply Online Here!


2019 Executive Committee

Chair: Holly Both - Plymouth Tube Co.
Cindy Heatherington - TIMET Titanium Metals Corporation
Roxanne Warren - Norsk Titanium
Past Chair: Michelle Pharand - Astral Air Parts LLC

2019 Volunteers

Jill Adkins - Perryman Company
Molly Carter - TIMET, Titanium Metals Corporation
Mary Downes - T.I. (Titanium Industries)
Stacie Greenfield Stone - Goldman Titanium
Linda Hirosky - Dynamet Incorporated
Linda Hsiu - VSMPO - Tirus, US
Amy Koga – Weber Metals
Jennifer Lopata - PRV Metals / TSI Titanium
Michelle Pharand - Astral Air Parts LLC
Jessica Roberts - Roskill Information Services
Shea Stitzlein - Tricor Metals
KatieJo Sunday Hoeganes
Stacey Thomas - AMETEK / Fine Tubes
Jessica Valder – ATI


Best Value Registration

"All Events"
$99/person ITA Members
$129/person for Non-Members

Provides the best value for registration and gives you the opportunity to attend as many events as you wish during the 2019 calendar year. Also includes your choice of gift: WiT Logo Polo; WiT signature wrap; WiT 2nd generation scarf or WiT signature men's tie.

Click Here to Register Today!


Refund/Cancellation Policy

Cancellations with more than two weeks’ notice are subject to an administrative fee; cancellations less than two weeks’ notice are non-refundable -- please consider your payment a donation to WiT future programming.

Thank you for your continued interest and support! If you have any questions, please contact Jen King with any registration questions.

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