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#GrowTogether CEO to keynote Advance: Women in Manufacturing 2023

February 3, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

Jo Ann Dizy, co-founder and CEO of #GrowTogether and of #MovetheDial fame, is headlining the 2023 Advance: Women in Manufacturing virtual event on March 2.

Her keynote presentation on, “How Mentorship and Sponsorship can Move the Dial in your Early Career,” will highlight the benefits of having mentors and sponsors in your professional networks to achieve career goals. Jo Ann will offer strategies to help participants obtain and maintain both relationships.

She will also touch upon the limitations to mentorship, and why your ultimate networking goal must be to develop sponsorship relationships.


“Having a mentor means finding someone who will give you insight, push your way of thinking, and give you tangible steps toward achieving your goals. Sponsors, on the other hand, provide opportunities, and pull you up to the next level,” explains Jo Ann, a skilled facilitator, coach, team builder and connector.

Her company #GrowTogether helps women learn, develop, and grow personally and professionally.

Previously, Jo Ann was vice-president, Global Events & Partnerships, at #MovetheDial, where she drove business development, collaboration, and partnerships within the tech ecosystem, as well as ensuring #MovethedDial events were successful and beneficial to participants.

Prior to #MovetheDial, Jo Ann was executive director of Peerscale (previously AceTech Ontario). The backbone of this organization was #GrowthCircles, and Jo Ann spent over 10 years researching best practices for these highly successful groups, and developing training programs, operational expectations, and facilitation techniques to provide high value to the C-suite members. The success of this program helped to grow the membership base from under 30 to over 225 during her leadership.

Join us at 1 pm ET March 2 to hear Jo Ann and other leaders from the Canadian manufacturing sector. The half-day virtual event, organized by Annex Business Media’s manufacturing group, will facilitate conversations about breaking barriers, advancing women into positions of their choice and #EmbracingEquity.


Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with industry experts and thought leaders whose shared goal is to promote gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canadian manufacturing.

The 14 manufacturing media brands coming together to host the event include: Manufacturing AUTOMATION, Canadian Manufacturing Online, PLANT, MRO, EP&T, Canadian Plastics, Canadian Packaging, Design Engineering, Canadian Process Equipment & Control News, PrintAction, Frasers, Glass Canada, Fenestration Review and Food in Canada.

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