Entrepreneurs Break Out Session 2
Turn Lemons Into Lemonade
"There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems." -Henry Ford
Life is full of unexpected twists. Change is inevitable. In this session, attendees will learn how to shift mindset from, "always done this way", to identifying emerging opportunities.
Ashleigh Walters is the President of Onex, an employee-owned business operating for over 50 years in Erie, PA. Onex designs, services, and manufactures high-temperature industrial furnaces. When Ashleigh assumed the General Manager role in 2013, the company had lost sight of its mission and family-centric core values. Today, Onex’s mission is to Make Things Better: Empowered Employees, Happy Clients, Thriving Communities. Ashleigh holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University. She is Chairman of the Board of Directions for Northwest Industrial Resource Center (a Manufacturing Extension Partnership). Ashleigh is the author of Leading with Grit and Grace: A Journey of Organizational Culture Change. Ashleigh regularly shares her story with other leaders, encouraging them to “make things better” by improving processes and creating a people-centric organizational culture.