Middle Atlantic Products celebrates its first elle@LegrandNA event in New Jersey
Middle Atlantic Products celebrated its first local chapter elle@LegrandNA event in Fairfield, New Jersey, on Jan. 29.
elle@LegrandNA was created to empower women in the Legrand North America organization.
"Legrand believes that diversity is an important element of creating innovation and global leadership. elle@LegrandNA is a powerful commitment toward that goal," Sneh Virdi, elle@LegrandNA president and executive VP of finance for the Electrical Wiring Systems Division of Legrand, said in a statement.
"We're delighted at how well the program is being received, especially at the local level, which is pivotal to growing and nurturing leadership within the company."
Virdi kicked off the event with an opening address that explained the forum's vision and recounted the milestones the organization had reached at the national level. She also introduced the forum's executive leadership and urged all women across the company to become members and take advantage of the development and leadership opportunities.
"elle@LegrandNA provides women with the support and encouragement to excel in their careers, grow their abilities, and network with others. The local events really foster that mission, and this first experience paved the way for successful programming," Megan Knedler, elle@LegrandNA regional leader and director of marketing communications at Middle Atlantic, said.
"The feedback from the New Jersey local chapter launch was resoundingly positive, and all the attendees are eager to participate in upcoming events."
elle@Legrand is designed to support and nurture the development of women within the organization with local chapters. Led by six regional leaders, the cornerstone to the local program is focused around Lean In Circles, a concept founded by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."
Using Sandberg's approach, Circles are made up of small groups of women within each company location who meet monthly to network, openly communicate about issues they're facing, and learn more about each other as well as about other company departments, roles, and processes. The Circles encourage leadership, providing engaging content and confidential support. In addition to Circles, quarterly in-person gatherings offer cross-circle networking, collaboration, content from guest speakers and panel discussions.
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures.