2020 Programming and Events

April 6 - 7, 2020
The Henry | Dearborn, MI 

WiM North is an annual conference for women (and the men who support them) who are navigating the way through their manufacturing careers—whether it be on the Shop Floor, in the C-Suite, or anywhere in between.

WiM North offers unique learning and networking opportunities including visits to local plants, intimate career coaching sessions, and engaging workshops and breakout sessions on topics that foster professional and personal growth, as well as numerous opportunities to connect with industry peers. Navigate your way to success by participating in WiM North 2020!

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July 27 - 28, 2020
Kohler, WI

The Summer Leadership Conference is an exclusive event for WiM's National Board of Directors and Corporate member company representatives. Participants discuss and determine solutions to common industry challenges, network and exchange ideas, and walk away with tangible next steps to improve their workforce attraction, engagement, and retention.Each Women in Manufacturing corporate member is able to send two representatives from their organization free of charge. 

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September 28 - 30, 2020
Hilton Cleveland Downtown | Cleveland, OH

Attracting more than 500 manufacturing professionals from around the country, the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) SUMMIT is the only national conference of its kind. The SUMMIT is the highlight of WiM's busy calendar of year-round programming dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. The event features exclusive tours of leading manufacturing facilities, professional development sessions, roundtable discussions, and inspiring keynote presentations, as well as social and networking events. 

The 10th annual WiM SUMMIT will be held on September 28 - 30, 2020 in Cleveland, OH.  The 2020 event will be a triumphant homecoming for the organization, which has its headquarters in the city and hosted its first annual conference there in 2011.

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September 30, 2020
Hilton Cleveland Downtown | Cleveland, OH

Women in Manufacturing (WiM) will hold the first-ever Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Gala in Cleveland, OH, on September 30, 2020. This premiere event for women working in all areas of manufacturing will include an induction ceremony, where 10 women who have made exceptional contributions to the manufacturing industry and to the advancement of women in the field will be recognized. Following the ceremony, dinner, drinks and live music will be enjoyed. The gala will also feature a silent auction to benefit Women in Manufacturing’s Education Foundation (WiMEF).

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WiM South is an annual conference for women (and the men who support them) who are navigating the way through their manufacturing careers—whether it be on the Shop Floor, in the C-Suite, or anywhere in between.

WiM South will offer unique learning and networking opportunities including visits to local plants, intimate career coaching sessions, and engaging workshops and breakout sessions on topics that foster professional and personal growth, as well as numerous opportunities to connect with industry peers. 

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WiM West is an annual conference for women (and the men who support them) who are navigating the way through their manufacturing careers—whether it be on the Shop Floor, in the C-Suite, or anywhere in between.

WiM West will offer unique learning and networking opportunities including visits to local plants, intimate career coaching sessions, and engaging workshops and breakout sessions on topics that foster professional and personal growth, as well as numerous opportunities to connect with industry peers. 

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WiM’s CEOs, Presidents, and Senior Executives Networking Groups give executive manufacturing professionals the opportunity to participate in a year-round, intimate forum to exchange ideas and best practices with peers from around the country, including at two in-person, annual meetings.

Contact Lisa Tarcy, Program Manager, ltarcy@womeninmfg.org for more information! 

The Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Association has brought together top industry associations and organizations to launch a first-of-its-kind Coalition for Women in Industry. The coalition builds on WiM’s reputation for innovation and collaboration and offers a unique opportunity to strengthen unified efforts to attract, retain, and advance women in traditionally male-dominated industries. The group is comprised of senior executives, founders and board members of organizations and associations who are committed to this effort. 

Coalition Mission: To work to attract, retain and advance women in manufacturing, with the goal of achieving a new norm in the industry: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity.

Contact Allison Grealis, President, agrealis@womeninmfg.org for more information on events.

Professional Development Programs 

Session I: May 12 - 14, 2020 
Session II: June 16 - 18, 2020 
Cleveland, Ohio

Leadership Institute is an executive education program which concentrates on issues pertinent to women working in male-dominated fields with specific focus on women in industry. Since its launch in 2016, the program has graduated more than 50 outstanding women who have advanced in their roles and have added great leadership value to their organizations.

The comprehensive curriculum includes topics ranging from negotiations, influence, and effective communication to managing multiple levels of strategy. The course also includes individualized executive coaching, 360-degree assessments and peer coaching, as well as an Emotional Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) assessment.

Due to support from the WiM Education Foundation, members of the association are invited to enroll in this program at the reduced rate of $5,000. The regular, non-member rate is $7,500. 

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The Management Development Program (MDP) provides new and aspiring supervisors, managers and team leaders, who have three or less years of experience, with training to develop skills that are necessary for managerial success. The MDP takes place over four unique sessions, two of which are in-person. Some of the topics covered include: Effective Communication with DISC, Navigating Difficult Conversations, Ongoing Performance Management, Dynamic Presentations, Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, and many others.

Designed for: Entry-level management professionals in manufacturing and/or individuals interested in becoming a manager of supervisor.

Examples of past participant titles include: Engineering Administrator, Sales Manager, Executive Assistant, Operational Perfect, Associate Manager, Office Manager, and Industry Analyst. 

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