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At the 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference we bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry.


The 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo features more than 700 speakers from over 25 countries recognized as experts in coal and energy, industrial minerals and aggregates, geology, mining, metallurgy, environmental practices and health and safety for the mining and mineral industry.

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Monday, February 25, 2019 | 8:30 am

Keynote Speaker

Hannah Ubl, Author

Gender + Generations

Women are entering the workforce in record numbers and are bringing a new style of communication, management and leadership. On top of this, we're in a time when four generations are working together shoulder to shoulder, each with a unique set of attitudes, values and work styles. As roles are all over the board and rules are being rewritten, communication and collaboration are more of a challenge than ever before.

Gender + Generations examines the unique differences between men and women of each generation, and provides solutions for improved communication, collaboration, and engagement. As each generation and gender brings their own distinct lens and experiences, it's important that companies are able to highlight and harness the strengths every person brings to the table. Gender + Generations will give you the tools you need to discover how to convert these forms of diversity from obstacles into opportunities

About Hannah Ubl
As a researcher, speaker, generational expert, and coauthor of Managing Millennials For Dummies, Hannah thrives on studying what motivates, forms, and challenges every generation.

She has delivered her dynamic presentations in companies such as Cisco Systems, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, UnitedHealth? Group, and Deloitte.

An exceptionally curious person with an insatiable thirst to learn anything and everything, Hannah heads up BridgeWorks?’ research initiatives, including delving into the latest trends on Generation Edge, the generation after Millennials. She is passionate about BridgeWorks?’ gender, healthcare, and sustainability initiatives. Her research has unearthed valuable tips and actionable solutions for multi-generational workplaces and key strategies for marketing and reaching more generationally diverse client bases.

Hannah graduated from Boston University where she studied advertising and environmental science. A weird combination? Absolutely. Fitting for such an avid learner? Totally. In her spare time, she can be found playing with her two cats, reading in her favorite haunt or persuading her friends to join her at the adult night at the Science Museum. Yes, she is a nerd.