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Women and wellness  emphasized at Coverings

This year Coverings is offering a slew of events, not only for networking, but also for thriving in work and life. There will be two dedicated spaces for some special events: the new Galvanize Women’s Lounge B206 in which women can connect, celebrate, and draw inspiration from like-minded industry peers, and an Outdoor Oasis Space 7006 where attendees can step into an outdoor environment which is actually inside on the Coverings show floor. The beauty of these two welcoming spaces is to experience the educational programs of Coverings in an intimate setting where attendees can interact with each other and with the speakers. Each space will have events starting Monday morning, April 22:

9-9:30 a.m. – Welcome to Wellness Kick-off – Galvanize Women’s Lounge. Come learn about events throughout the week, intended to promote a culture of uplifting and thriving for women.

10:45-11:15 a.m. – Intro to Mind Fitness Kick-off – Outdoor Oasis. This session launches the networking for wellbeing series. Expanding on last year’s mindful living series at Coverings, Gianna Vallefuoco of NTCA Five-Star Vallefuoco Contractors will offer sessions in both spaces throughout the week, providing a respite from the hectic trade show schedule for many attendees. She will be joined for some sessions by Ron Nash, COO and President of LATICRETE North America, as well as Allison Eden of Allison Eden Studios. The sessions will cover entrepreneurship, creativity, resilience, mind fitness, meditation and mind and body wellness.

Monday, April 22

10:45-11:15 am  – Intro to Mind Fitness: Gianna/Outdoor Oasis

12:00-12:30 pm – The Brilliance of Breathwork: Gianna/Outdoor Oasis

Tuesday, April 23

8:00-9:15 am  – Passion Projects and Power Breakfast: Gianna and Allison/Galvanize Women’s Lounge

12:00-12:30 pm – The Path to Mindful Leadership: Gianna and Ron/Outdoor Oasis

3:00-3:30 pm – Resilient, Grit & the Gifts of Failure: Gianna/Outdoor Oasis

Wednesday, April 24

12:00-12:30 pm – Wisdom on Tap: The Art of Thriving: Gianna/Outdoor Oasis

2:00-2:30 pm – Mindfulness in Real Life: Gianna and Ron/Outdoor Oasis 

 4-5:15 pm – Women’s Wellness: Gianna and Ron/Galvanize Women’s Lounge

To confirm time and locations, click on the dropdown menu for Outdoor Oasis and Galvanize Women’s Lounge at coverings.com or Coverings app to get the dates and time for the Mindful Living and Women’s Wellness series.

Since Coverings coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover, there will also be a casual Passover drop-in Meet and Greet, sponsored by LATICRETE, on Monday afternoon, April 22 from 5:30-6:30 PM in Room C206.  

Come to an NTCA Women in Tile Meet and Greet Monday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. at the Galvanize Women’s Lounge.

Womens events

In addition to these wellness and mind fitness events, there will be several women-centric programming and gatherings.

Monday, April 22

  • 2 – 3 p.m. – NTCA Women in Tile  Meet & Greet.  Gather at the Galvanize Women’s Lounge to relax, meet peers, make new connections, and learn more about the NTCA Women in Tile Group.
  • 4 – 6 p.m. Women of the Flooring Business will hold its second annual reception at the Galvanize Women’s Lounge.

Tuesday, April 23

  • 4 – 5 p.m., WIFI Women in the Floorcovering Industry will hold a “Her Story” reception in the Galvanize Women’s Lounge, featuring  Tanja Kern of BNP Media, Emily Holle of MSI, Tina Boyle of Louisville Tile and Amy Rush-Imber of Floor Covering Weekly.  Register at https://loom.ly/5hTHxRs.

Wednesday, April 24

  • 7:30 – 9:15 a.m. – The “Igniting Change, Rising Together” women’s event sponsored by NTCA Women in Tile, Women in Stone, NTCA, LATICRETE, Coverings, and Quantify N.A takes place at the Galvanize Women’s Lounge. Marathoner Demi Clark, founder of She Built This City and Spark Building Group, will deliver an empowering and energizing session. To attend, email [email protected].  or visit http://www.coverings.com/galvanize
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – “Women Talking: The Shero’s Journey” panel.  In room B312, TileLetter Editor Lesley Goddin will moderate  this panel which explores the paths of five prominent women in our industry: Megan Renk, Mosaix Installation & Services; Mercedes Austin, Mercury Mosaics; Angie Weber, Nico Tati Designs; Crosby Hall, Louisville Tile; and Raven Hoffman, Syverson Tile & Stone and NAWIC National Vice President.
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