Seventeen employees from Jabil’s Nypro location in Clinton, Massachusetts, gathered for an informal networking event on Wednesday, May 11, as the site’s first Jabil Joules meeting. Similar to the already established Europe, Asia and Latin America programs, a North America Jabil Joules program is currently under development and the Clinton event was an example of an early success for the North America initiative.
The Clinton event kicked off with an introduction by Deb Grover, Director of Finance, Healthcare; Elissa Boisvert, Senior Director of Global Legal Affairs; and Amy Beamer, Senior Director of Financial Controls. Each shared insights into their backgrounds, careers at Jabil and Nypro and leadership expertise.
Following the introductions, attendees were asked to provide feedback on future Jabil Joules-themed events and activities they would be interested in attending. Potential ideas included Power Hour events, lunch meetings and networking happy hours. In addition, handouts and recommended reading materials, focusing on gender equality in the workplace and leadership best practices, were provided to attendees.
Led by Beth Walters, Senior Vice President of Communications & Investor Relations, the Jabil Joules initiative began in 2013 at Jabil’s Corporate Headquarters in St. Petersburg with the launch of the women’s leadership blog, followed by the coordination of several Power Hour events.
Nypro Clinton is one of the first Jabil locations, outside of St. Pete, to localize the Jabil Joules initiative in the North American region, with a goal of holding meetings 4 to 5 times a year. Deb, Amy, Elissa and Mary Venuti, Executive Assistant, are leading the program in Clinton as the Jabil Joules champions for their site and are currently planning future events as part of the larger corporate initiative.
“Everyone had a chance to network with someone new at Nypro, which is pretty amazing for those of us that have been at the company for more than 10 years,” said Deb. “We generated some creative ideas on next activities and I am looking forward to seeing how we progress as a team on this endeavor going forward.”
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