Women in Manufacturing began in November 2009 with a small group of Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) members who gathered at the FABTECH tradeshow in Chicago to discuss best practices, business conditions and unique
challenges and needs as minorities in the field. This intimate group subsequently met in 2010 and 2011 before broadening its scope to network with women in all areas and industries within manufacturing.
The group arrived at the concept of a women in manufacturing meeting and launched the Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT 2011, where 130 women gathered in Cleveland, OH, on October 25-26, 2011. The Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT 2012, held October 29-30 in Milwaukee, WI, grew to attract 200 female manufacturing leaders. As a result of this success, the group has broadened its offerings to include additional year-round networking opportunities, mentoring programs, quarterly e-newsletters and an online directory.
Our mission: encourage the engagement of women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry and want to share perspectives, gain cutting edge manufacturing information, improve leadership and communication skills, participate in sponsoring programs and network with industry peers. WiM is an organization that focuses on the support, retention and advancement of women in the manufacturing industry.
We hope to be a key resource as you continue to engage and progress throughout your personal and professional endeavors.
Women in Manufacturing is a subgroup of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), a full-service trade association which is a 501 (c)(6) organization that represents the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131
phone: (216) 901-8800