ASA Virtual Event: Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing

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The virtual event featured the following sessions, which are now available as on-demand recordings: 

  1. Welcome to the event
  2. Are Your Key Habits and Behaviors Holding You Back? - featuring Teresa Carroll, public board member and former president, Kelly Services
  3. How to Listen to Yourself—Using Your Power of Choice to Evolve With Intention - featuring Kelly Irons, chief executive officer, developUs Worldwide
  4. Juggling Priorities and Achieving Balance - featuring Joanie Biley Courtney, chief workforce analyst, EmployBridge, and president, RemX division
  5. DJ Megan Taylor!


  • Welcome and Introduction

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    Welcome to the recording of the start of the ASA Virtual Event: Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing. Please click on the title of the recording to continue.

    Welcome to the ASA Virtual Event: Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing! 

    Listen to the recordings for high-quality content aimed at developing leadership skills and fueling career advancement. Participants will learn about the tactics they need to become influential and effective leaders, develop and lead strategic initiatives, and position themselves or other women leaders for future success.

    This virtual event was originally developed by the ASA women in leadership interest group.

  • Are Your Key Habits and Behaviors Holding You Back?

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    Staffing industry thought leader and former Kelly Services president Teresa Carroll believes that in business and in life, it’s all about the people you impact. She has followed that credo throughout her career, and it shows in the success she and her teams at Kelly had throughout her 27-year tenure with the company. In this session, Carroll will discuss the highlights of her Kelly career as well as her personal passions and advice for others—especially female leaders.

    Carroll will review the habits and behaviors holding women back as researched and outlined in the book How Women Rise by Sally Helgeson and Marshall Goldsmith, as well as discuss the habits she most observes when mentoring women and share strategies for personal development. Carroll also will share observations about the various types of leaders and their effectiveness throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

    Teresa Carroll

    Teresa Carroll, public board member and former president, Kelly Services

    Teresa Carroll is a transformative, dynamic business executive who brings extensive board experience and a proven track record of driving change and delivering results, including architecting multiple turnarounds and leading a $2 billion operating unit to sustained record-setting profits. Carroll has held several leadership roles, including simultaneously serving as executive vice president, president of global talent solutions, and general manager of sales, marketing, and human resources, all for Kelly Services. Carroll’s board experience includes serving as an independent director of Zovio, an education management and technology company, and as a member of the Conference Board’s Labor Market Institute Advisory Board. Carroll earned a master of business administration from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and founding council member of Leadership in Action, Kelly Services’ business resource group for the development and advocacy of female leaders.

  • How to Listen to Yourself—Using Your Power of Choice to Evolve With Intention

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    Join the engaging and dynamic Kelly Irons for this interactive session focused on increasing the speed of your own personal evolution. In nature, evolution happens slowly—but what if you could speed up your own personal evolution? What if you could break through the internal and external barriers that are keeping you from steady and strategic growth, and ask yourself just five simple questions that would permanently change you and evolve you, in all the right ways, forever?

    During this session, you will explore the power of really listening to yourself, and how to use that newfound information to make great things happen for you and everyone around you. You will evaluate your habits and triggers, your challenges and goals, and your untapped power of choice—all in an effort to put you back in the driver’s seat of your own life. Part science, part experience, this session is sure to be one you will remember and flourish from.


    Kelly Irons

    chief executive officer, developUs Worldwide

    Irons is the chief executive officer of developUs, a Charlotte, NC-based employee development firm. With 20 years of training design and delivery experience, 10-plus years in leadership development roles, and a master’s degree in adult education, Irons has a long history of working with those in the learning and development field as well as audiences from a multitude of backgrounds and industries. Her leadership style and commitment to individual and organizational excellence have earned her multiple awards throughout her career. Today, her roots in human development have remained at the core of her business practice, and she operates under a guiding philosophy that to make an impact on a group, you must make an impact on the individuals that make up the group. From this foundation, her work in coaching, mentoring, and leadership emerged.

  • Juggling Priorities and Achieving Balance

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    How many balls are you juggling right now? Parent? Team leader? Spouse? Volunteer? It can be a challenge to achieve balance when you are constantly responding to multiple demands—in your personal as well as professional life.

    In this session, staffing company executive and industry veteran Joanie Courtney shares her challenges and success stories. Sometimes achieving balance can seem like you’re walking on a tightrope in a three-ring circus—family, career, and self. Courtney will share perspectives and strategies that can help energize and empower you every day.


    Joanie Biley Courtney

    chief workforce analyst, EmployBridge, and president, RemX division

  • DJ Megan Taylor!!!

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    Let's dance!! Grab your kids, your dog, your spouse, your favorite stuffed animal, yourself and get down with DJ Megan Taylor.

    The ASA Virtual Event: Advancing Women Leaders in Staffing, had a special guest appearance by DJ Megan Taylor. Take a break and listen/watch her mix!

    Download the full playlist DJ Megan made for all you boss ladies on Spotify

    Click here to download DJ Megan Taylor's playlist.