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Women in Breakbulk was held at Breakbulk Americas 2023 which is now over, register now for Breakbulk Americas 2024.


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Women in Breakbulk Breakfast: Recognizing Unconscious Bias 

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Marriott Marquis – River Oaks Ballroom, 3rd Floor
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Moderator: Leslie Meredith, Marketing & Media Director, Breakbulk Events & Media 
Speaker: Valerie Moulin-Major, Logistics Director at APR Energy 

Enjoy a morning of networking and learning as we discuss the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace – from influencing who is hired and promoted to the types of work assignments and opportunities that employees are given. The conversation will be presented by Valerie Moulin-Major, Logistics Director at APR Energy. This topic was selected by an advisory council of female leaders organized by our sponsor dship Carriers. Meet them all and share your own experiences and insights on this subject that affects us all.

About Valerie Moulin-Major, Logistics Director at APR Energy 

Valerie Moulin-Major's journey in the logistics industry began in Martinique, France, with Carrefour and SOCOA. She has now been with APR Energy for nearly twelve years and currently serves as Director of Logistics. In this role, Valerie is responsible for international logistics project cargo processes, international compliance, and custom clearance, especially in new project countries. Valerie's expertise extends beyond her role, as she also oversees and trains regional-based logistics coordinators to ensure operations remain timely and operate within budget. Her commitment to continuously improving business metrics has resulted in annual savings of over $3 million. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in logistics and transportation with a specialization in business management from the University of North Florida, showcasing her strong educational background and expertise in her field.
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Main Stage Session: Recognizing Unconscious Bias 

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 from 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Where: Main Stage

Unconscious bias in the workplace can influence who is hired and promoted, how employees are evaluated, the types of work assignments and opportunities that employees are given, and workplace culture. The very nature of unconscious bias means people must become aware of their biases before they can be addressed. In this session, learn ways to take action as an ally to overcome unconscious bias. This topic was selected by an advisory council of female leaders who will pose questions to our expert speaker and open the conversation to audience members.

About Wendy Rentschler, Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, DEI and ESG, BMC Software 

Wendy Rentschler leads BMC Software’s global corporate citizenship that includes Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Programs, BMC Cares (Philanthropy & Volunteerism), Sustainability, ESG impact management & UN relations. Wendy has over 15 years of holistic business experience in the healthcare and technology sectors leading strategic programs centered around people experience and responsible business, as well as advising product, organizational and GTM strategy. Wendy is a speaker, HR Tech/sustainability start-up mentor and also serves on various boards and councils on inclusion and tech, including NASA's Inclusion proposals and Hacking HR’s Executive Experts Council. Throughout her career, Wendy has been at the forefront of the culture change movement. With a deep focus on the triple bottom line, analytics, and strategies to identify and disrupt bias in social systems and corporate culture, she uses data to demonstrate the value of Corporate Citizenship initiatives as not only “the right thing to do” but as the business imperative of our time.

dship Carriers' Women in Breakbulk Advisory Council

Audrey Murillo

Senior Estimator at Bechtel - WIB Advisor Co-lead

WiB Feature Speaker 2022

Dea Chincuanco

President at dship Carriers Americas - WiB Advisor Lead

dship Sponsor

Isabella Canham

Project Chartering Specialist


Joye Runfola

Logistics Principal 

Air Liquide 

Joyce Alexander

Logistics Specialist

Air Products 

Sandra Guadarrama

Senior Project Logistics Manager


Silvina Mendez

Senior Project Logistics Manager


Tania Smith

Project Logistics Manager 

S&B Engineers and Constructors 

Valerie Moulin-Major

Logistics Director

APR Energy