August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA

Diversity and Inclusion in our Industry

Date: Wednesday, August 22nd from 9:00am - 11:00am

Session Code: BMG22
Location: B301

Presented by:
JGBowers, Inc. and Advanced Cabinet Systems

Speaker: Whitney Pyle, COO/Co-Owner: JGBowers, Inc. and Advanced Cabinet Systems

Learn more about the primary areas and secondary dimensions of diversity and how they impact our industry and our organizations. Let’s be honest…we have a diversity problem in our industry, so let’s confront that head on and fix it to better each of our companies, organizations, and our industry as a whole. Attendees will hear examples of organizations that leveraged diversity to their benefit and ones which didn’t and it resulted in disastrous impacts. The take-aways include methods we can and should use to encourage and retain diverse people in our industry and organizations, and what NOT to do!


About the Speaker:Whitney Pyleis an expert in workplace culture development and an advocate for the importance of diversity in our industry. Whitney has been a trailblazer in the nuclear industry, food and drug industry, and has spent the last 10 years in the woodworking industry. She is currently the COO of JGBowers, Inc. and Advanced Cabinet Systems. She’s a recipient of numerous awards, including the Woodworking Network’s 40 under 40 award and Human Resource Professional of the Year. Whitney travels internationally taking her message world-wide to multiple industries.