Inforum Events

L-R: Ken Barrett, GM; Mary Zuckerman, St. John Providence Health System;
Vivian Pickard, GM; Terry Barclay, Inforum: Diana Tremblay, GM:
Eileen Ashley, Comerica

Posted on 3/24/14

Talent - and how companies attract and unleash it in a fiercely competitive world - is a key differentiator.

The old reality that people need companies has been replaced with a new one: companies need people.
The war for talent has intensified. And the most effective weapon a company has is the ability to find, develop and retain POTENTIAL talent. 
Now is the time to invest in your leadership potential.
Posted on 3/16/14

Inforum announces the appointment of Catherine Rogg as vice president, corporate engagement. The new position is based in Inforum’s Grand Rapids office and signals the organization’s growth and continued investment in West Michigan since establishing Grand Rapids as a second major hub for Inforum in 2006. In this capacity, Rogg will be the relationship lead for corporate investors and companies, serving as one of the most visible brand ambassadors for the organization in the West Michigan region and state of Michigan.

Posted on 2/20/14

It can be developed.  It will make a difference.

The idea of presence goes beyond technical skills and leadership competencies. It's knowing how to leverage the power of reputation and perception - and being seen as a leader by others.  Wielding influence takes more than just a job title - it requires the ability to show up and be heard.

Posted on 2/07/14

In a monthly interview series, Inforum President & CEO Terry Barclay interviews women leaders in public service throughout the state of Michigan in Dome — the first and only online magazine covering the people, issues and events shaping Michigan policy and politics.

Terry’s second interview features Michigan State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker.  Senator Schuitmaker talks about her leadership role as President Pro Tempore of the Michigan Senate – the second woman in Michigan’s history to hold this position - and her relection bid.
Posted on 2/07/14

Feb. 6 @ 6 p.m. ET


Ford Motor Company's Nancy Gioia, director of global electrification, user interface & connectivity, is making a return appearance on Autoline After Hours with host John McElroy for a live webcast on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. ET.  Nancy serves on the Inforum board of directors and is chair of AutomotiveNEXT, Inforum's industry group focused on attracting, developing and retaining our fair share of talent in automotive.

Gioia will give an insider's view on cutting-edge technology in hybrid programs, sustainable mobility and electrifying Ford Motor Company.


Posted on 2/04/14

Inforum applauds Mary Barra on this well-deserved and historic promotion, demonstrating that talent is a company's best differentiator.

This milestone will forever change how the industry - and the tremendous opportunities within it - are viewed by the world and young women, in particular.

Posted on 12/11/13

Join Inforum in congratulating Nancy Gioia on her election to the Board of Directors of Milwaukee-based Brady Corporation. Brady is an NYSE listed, global manufacturer and marketer of complete identification solutions. Nancy was is our pilot BoardAccess executive coaching group in 2011 and is a great model for moving into the director ranks through focused networking and a strategic approach. 

Posted on 11/21/13

The Perfect Gift

As you're searching for the perfect gift this holiday season, consider the Gift of Inforum. As an Inforum member, you're connected to something bigger than yourself - you're supporting the growing contribution of women leaders in Michigan.  "Pay it forward" with the Gift of Inforum.

One Size Fits All

  • an associate you are mentoring
  • a colleague just promoted
  • a professional new to the area
  • a college graduate
  • a friend in career transition
  • yourself

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Posted on 11/15/13

lnforum kicks off the New Year at its 12th Annual Auto Show Breakfast featuring Ford Motor Company COO Mark Fields.

Join this interactive discussion with Mark on the global automotive business environment, future opportunities in connectivity and mobility, changing corporate culture, attracting key talent and more.

This event is SOLD OUT.

Posted on 11/15/13

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