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Workshop: Women in the Data Center: Cultivating Your Authentic Leadership Style

Melissa Olson  (Business Development Manager, Belimo)

Karen Petersburg  (Vice President, Data Center Development and Construction, PowerHouse Data Centers)

Anahita Mouro  (Global Lead Data Center Quality, Google)

Peggy Burroughs  (Director, NEXT, CoolIT)

Ashley Sturm  (Vice President, Marketing, Nautilus Data Technologies)

Location: Room 207B

Date: Monday, April 15

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pass Type: AFCOM Solution Provider, All Access Conference, Data Center BUILD Summit, Industry Conference, Standard Conference - Get your pass now!

Session Type: Workshop

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

Open to all Data Center World Attendees!

Join Melissa Olson (Belimo), Karen Petersburg (PowerHouse Data Centers), Anahita Mouro (Google), Peggy Burroughs (CoolIT), and Ashley Sturm (Nautilus Data Technologies) for an empowering workshop.

No matter your career stage, the journey to refine your personal leadership style is ongoing. Leadership is dynamic and individualized, rooted in your unique experiences, personality, and passions. In this workshop, we'll explore diverse leadership styles and analyze how positive leadership behaviors shape organizational culture.

Through reflective exercises and interactive discussions, you'll gain deeper insights into your personal values and how they intersect with effective leadership traits. Embrace your authenticity as you navigate your career and cultivate a leadership approach that resonates with who you are. Join us in this immersive workshop where each participant is encouraged to thrive and lead with confidence.


  • Understand your personal values: Reflecting on one’s personal life story allows a leader to better understand their passions, values and principles.
  • Learning about characteristics of an effective leader
  • Cultivating your leadership style