Rebecca Alvord, IDSA

Rebecca Alvord, IDSA
GE Appliances

Rebecca Alvord is a senior industrial designer on the Concept & Brand Team at GE Appliances. Through extensive consumer and trend research analysis, she is responsible for defining and executing cross product branding initiatives for GE Monogram and identifying new business opportunities to further develop. With more than 11 years of product development experience, Alvord has led design efforts for GE Appliances refrigeration, dishwasher and cooking product lines and holds several patents.

When she is not enhancing the consumer experience through appliance design, she is an active volunteer within the national and local design community. Alvord currently serves as Chapter VP on IDSA’s Board of Directors. In 2013, she led the formation of the IDSA Kentucky Chapter, serving as chair from 2013-2015. She is also a lead organizer for the Louisville Mini Maker Faire.


Inspiring Leadership Workshop

How often in our busy lives, do we take time for personal and small group reflection on how to be a better leader? In accountability groups that will live on after the conference, we’ll discuss challenges that today’s women leaders face as well as anecdotal examples of inspiring leadership. We can all recognize great leadership, but how do we get there? Individually, each participant will focus on a personal challenge that they need to improve and then work through a plan of action with a partner. Prepare to be challenged and to help encourage others to be better leaders.