Johnson Controls announced that for the fourth consecutive year it will sponsor and participate in the Massachusetts Conference for Women on Dec. 7, 2017 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston. The event will feature Irene Lam, Vice President of Product Development, Building Management Systems for Johnson Controls, as a panelist discussing professional skills and job advancement. During the show, the Johnson Controls booth will feature presentations with a focus on preparing for a job interview, negotiations and networking. In the session entitled “Ladies…Get Paid: Negotiate with Courage and Get What You Deserve,” Lam will share best practices on how to present yourself in an interview, how to prepare for an interview and how to negotiate salary. Lam is based in the company’s Westford, Massachusetts office and is a past presenter at the conference. As part of the conference, Johnson Controls will also participate as an exhibitor Influence of women in the workplace and beyond The 13th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women is a one-day event that brings together 10,000 active professional women from across the world to promote, communicate and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond, through nationally recognised speakers, workshops, and seminars. One of this year’s Keynote speakers includes Viola Davis, a critically-revered, award-winning actress of film, television and theater known for her ground-breaking roles. As part of the conference, Johnson Controls will also participate as an exhibitor. The theme of the booth is “Empower Yourself. Evoke Change,” where certified executive coach Kim Meininger and Gil McClary, an HR business partner, will provide presentations on confidence building that shines through on your resume, in an interview, while negotiating salary and in networking situations. Infrastructure for developing female talent Lam joined Tyco Security Products, now Johnson Controls, in 2004 and has held multiple roles. In her current role, Lam is responsible for developing, leading, and driving the vision, technologies, and solutions strategies for cloud and on-premise platforms. Lam is actively involved in being a mentor, both within and outside of Johnson Controls. In 2015, she was recognized by security industry publication Security Systems News as one of the top 10 Women in Security for her contributions to the physical security industry. “If you want to remain competitive in the global business marketplace, you must create an infrastructure for developing female talent,” said Lam. “The Massachusetts Conference for Women does that by providing a platform through which women can connect with one another, create mentorships and develop the skills they need to succeed, based on a vision of gender diversity and equity.”
The conference is expected to draw more than 10,000 professional women from around the world Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, announced that for the third consecutive year it will sponsor and participate in the Massachusetts Conference for Women on December 7-8, 2016, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The event features nationally recognised speakers and includes seminars, author book-signings, networking opportunities, and small business roundtable discussions. Keynote speakers The 12th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women is a two-day conference expected to draw more than 10,000 professional women from around the world, including keynote speakers Gayle King of CBS This Morning, University Professor Anita Hill of Brandeis University, and Sara Blakely, named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world. Irene Lam, Vice President of Engineering, for Tyco Security Products, will participate in the panel discussion, The Hybrid Job: Harness the Skills Needed to Market Yourself Today and Create a Brand to Last. Lam will advise attendees on how best to cultivate a personal brand based on interpersonal communication, engagement with colleagues, and becoming an invaluable, multifaceted employee. "If you want to remaincompetitive in the globalbusiness marketplace, youmust create an infrastructure or developing female talent" “If you want to remain competitive in the global business marketplace, you must create an infrastructure for developing female talent,” said Lam. “The Massachusetts Conference for Women does that by providing a platform through which women can connect with one another, create mentorships and develop the skills they need to succeed, based on a vision of gender diversity and equity.” Job responsibilities Lam will be joined on the panel by: Nicole Williams, Founder and CEO WORKS, best-selling author, and official spokesperson for LinkedIn; Dawn Dickson, Founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels; and Egypt Sherrod, named America’s most beloved real estate agent and host of HGTV’s Property Virgins. As the Vice President of Engineering for Tyco Security Products, Lam is responsible for product development, quality assurance, technical support, and advanced manufacturing. She oversees more than 500 engineers across 10 design centres in strategic and high technology locations. Over the course of her 12 years with Tyco Security Products, she has held multiples roles within product management and research and development. She was recognised by Security System News as one of the top 10 Women in Security for 2015 and represents Tyco Security Products in The Conference Board Leadership Council of Advancing Women II. Save
The council bases its awards upon a nominee’s exhibited leadership in the security industry Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced recently that Irene Lam, Vice President of R&D and Engineering for Tyco Security Products, has been recognised as a winner of the 2015 Women of the Year award by the Women’s Security Council, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the professional success of women working in the physical security industry. Lam was recognised with the award at a special reception held April 14, in conjunction with ISC West, Las Vegas, Nevada. About Irene Lam The council bases its awards upon a nominee’s exhibited leadership in the security industry and within an organisation, in addition to contributions made to business and local communities. As Vice President of R&D and Engineering for Tyco Security Products, Lam leads a 500-person department responsible for the full life-cycle of product development across the company’s portfolio of access control, video surveillance, intrusion and location-based technology. She also oversees eight development centers located across the globe. Lam is one of ten women to receive this year’s Woman of the Year award. “Tyco Security Products is a strong advocate of encouraging the role of women in technology,” said Mike Ryan, president of Tyco Security Products. “Irene is an ideal role model for many in our company as she embodies the very qualities that we value most as a company: ingenuity, commitment and perseverance. She is most deserving of this recognition.” Employee mentoring programme: Lam is also actively involved in Tyco Security Products’ mentoring programme providing support to current employees to help them identify and achieve their professional goals. In addition, she is actively involved in Tyco’s Women’s Growth Network, an initiative charged with promoting female growth within the organisation and encouraging more women to seek technical roles within the company, such as product management, R&D and engineering. In addition to its mentoring and growth initiatives, Tyco Security Products has supported and participated in such events as the All Girl Challenge, a two-day youth creativity marathon, and the Massachusetts Women’s Conference.