Heard Around PCMA Convening Leaders Day 3

Author: Convene Editors       


Geena Davis speaks Jan. 9 about her life in acting and how it has informed her work as a gender parity advocate at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019. (Jacob Slaton)

PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 ended on a rousing note Wednesday. Here are some of the quotes that Convene editors heard that resonated with them during the final day of Disrupt + Deliver sessions in Pittsburgh.

If she can see it, she can be it.”

Actor Geena Davis, on better representation for girls and women in TV and film, during her closing keynote.

If we don’t look like the world, then how can we serve the world?”

Kati Quigley, senior director of marketing at Microsoft Business Applications & Industry, quoting Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the session “How Big Tech Fosters Diversity and Inclusion.”

With open-ended questions, you get more emotion.”

Robert Kiser, associate director of Graham Clinical Performance Center, during the session “Adult Learning Research: Promoting Innovative Session Formats.”

The marriage of confidence and competence is capability, and capability over time builds mastery.”

Andrew Sykes, founder of the Behavioral Research Applied Technology Laboratory (BRATLAB), in his session “High Performance Habits of Magnetic Human Beings.”

If there was one magic plan, we probably wouldn’t all have our jobs.”

Vanessa Mobley, senior meetings manager of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, during the session “How to Improve Your Action Plan Once You Experience a Crisis.”

If you see me playing Sean Connery’s comatose wife, you will know I’m broke.”

Actor Geena Davis, saying that she is lucky she can be choosy when accepting film roles because she has financial security.

Read our Day 1 quotes and Day 2 quotes.

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