One of the organizations that have continuously helped improve manufacturing’s image among women is Women in Manufacturing. Women in Manufacturing (WiM) is an incredible group of women who work in the manufacturing industry ranging from C-Suite executives to shop floor machinists and they’re playing an invaluable role to help ensure the industry thrives well into the future. Women in Manufacturing offer leadership and mentoring for women interested or curious about a career in manufacturing. Role models are important when deciding on a career and for so long, young women had very few manufacturers to admire. WiM set out to fix this image problem and have made tremendous progress.
Wednesday, September 13th through Friday, September 15th, Women in Manufacturing held their annual ‘WiM SUMMIT’ in Hartford Connecticut. This is the only national conference of its kind and the networking/educational event features a host of activities and keynote speeches surrounding the modern manufacturing industry. Plant tours, industry roundtables, professional development tracks and social events will all be a part of this important conference. Each one of these activities are focused on expanding participants’ networks and offering them the information they need to continue excelling in their manufacturing careers.
Manufacturing Talk Radio was on location in Hartford at the WiM SUMMIT conducting interviews with some of the attendees and keynote speakers. Even if you couldn’t make it to the event, be sure to watch the videos and interviews below from our time there. The topics being discussed and the information being shared is absolutely vital to the future of American manufacturing.
Introduction with Lew Weiss
Tracy Ariel- Dir. Advanced Mfg. Tech Center. CT State Colleges
Karen Norheim- Executive Vice President, American Crane
George Saiz- President & CEO, AME
Christina McKenna- President, Bluestone Executive Communications
Allison Grealis- Founder & President, WIM
Kathleen Buse- President, Advancing Women in STEM
Lori Theriault- Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Workit
Jonna Gerken- Manager, PCME
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