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Women in HVACR 2020 Year in Review

by Karen Lamy DeSousa, Outgoing WHVACR 2020 President In my last month as WHVACR President, I am looking back on the past year and trying to find the words to sum up 2020. This is not an easy task. 2020 was a year that challenged all of us in ways we didn’t and maybe couldn’t have anticipated. But what can we take from this year that is positive? Lots! Karen Lamy DeSousa, Outgoing WHVACR 2020… Read More

Women in HVACR Celebrates Successful (Virtual) Annual Conference, Themed “Lead Forward”

On Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10, 2020, Women in HVACR hosted its 17th annual conference which went virtual for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women in HVACR President Karen DeSousa presided over the conference. Led by President Karen DeSousa, the conference featured keynote speakers, breakout sessions, roundtable networking opportunities, and post-conference hangouts, all on a colorful, beautifully displayed, and well-organized platform. In keeping with true Women in HVACR style, attendees… Read More

The New Flat Rate’s Danielle Putnam Discusses “Sales vs. Service” at the Women in HVACR 17th Annual Conference

Danielle Putnam, president of The New Flat Rate, the first menu pricing system for home service contractors, was a featured speaker at the Women in HVACR 17th Annual Conference, held virtually for the first time this year, Sept. 9-10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT each day. Danielle Putman Putnam’s presentation on day two was called “Sales vs. Service,” where she discussed the keys to the full-circle of efficient selling. She has worked with… Read More

Women in HVACR Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Women in HVACR (WHVACR) is now accepting applications for multiple $2,000 scholarships. Scholarship applications will be accepted through June 1, 2020. Scholarships winners will be selected July 1, 2020 and announced shortly after. As the opportunities for women in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) positions continue to grow and expand, more women than ever before are enjoying positions as technicians, contractor owners, marketers, engineers, managers, dispatchers and others. As part of our mission… Read More

Women in HVACR Host 16th Annual Conference

The Board of Directors for Women in HVACR (WHVACR) and Boston played host to a sold-out crowd for the 16th Annual Conference of WHVACR, held at the Aloft Boston Seaport District Hotel September 25-27, 2019. Jennifer Bryan (l.) and WHVACR President Danielle Putnam (r.) present the Crystal Gavel Award to Mary Jo Gentry, Past WHVACR President. Photo by Lance Lackey, AC Today. Over 200 engaged WHVACR members and sponsors came together to celebrate our scholarship… Read More

Women in HVACR Announces 2019 Officers and Board Members

Women in HVACR 2019 Officers and Board Members. The 2019 officers of the Board of Directors of Women in HVACR are: Karen Lamy DeSousa, Vice-President, Advance Air and Heat, East Freetown, MA; Mary Jo Gentry, Immediate Past President, Williams, Colton, CA; Marcia Christiansen, Secretary, PECO, Portland, OR; and Angie Snow, Treasurer, Western Heating and Air Conditioning, Orem, UT. Completing the Board for WHVACR are members: Colleen Keyworth, Contractor’s Online Access, Port Huron, MI; Renee J,… Read More
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