Penn State Great Valley engineering professor Kathryn Jablokow took the stage on the second day of the Women in Manufacturing annual summit to lead a creative exercise designed to empower women, according to a report from Penn State News.
Jablokow is working with Karen Norheim, a campus advisory board member, to unify and empower women working in the manufacturing industry. The pair traveled to Connecticut in September to attend the summit that educates female professionals on current trends in manufacturing, while also focusing on personal development and community building.
The two-hour workshop led by Jablokow explored the diversity of creativity. She used the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory to help attendees understand their main strengths in the framework of problem solving, making of decisions, and teamwork.
The workshop also helped them both realize their creative potential, and how to make the best use of their talents.
“By the end of the workshop, the women viewed themselves differently,” said Jablokow. “Individuals who thought they weren’t creative saw their abilities in a new light.”
Read more about the exercise from Penn State News here.