The Coalition For Women In Industry

Register to attend the Winter meeting on February 21 - 22, 2023 in Chicago, IL

About the Coalition

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. 

Register for the winter meeting on February 21 - 22, 2023

Join the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Association at the Coalition for Women in Industry networking dinner and meeting on February 21 - 22, 2023 in cooperation with The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) at their national headquarters located at 130 East Randolph Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60601.

Tuesday, February 21

6:30 p.m. - Networking Dinner (location TBD)

Wednesday, February 22

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Presentation and Roundtable Discussion - Effective Strategies for Female Advancement

Presented by Allison Grealis, President & Founder , Women in Manufacturing Association

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Second Presentation and Roundtable Discussion - Successful Mentoring Programs for Your Membership

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Interactive Workshop - What's Her Journey 

Presented by Jenny Drescher, Co-founder, The Bolder Co.

Description: This one-hour working session with all coalition attendees will be a unique opportunity for this intimate group to start mapping the careeer journey of a woman in manufacturing from her formative years to the top and beyond. We'll build her character, her journey, and identify keys to success that will help other women entering this dynamic world. Bring your spirit of fun and your wisdom for the beginning of a small project that has big possibilities. 

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion

2:00 p.m. - Meeting Adjourns

Past Participating Organizations

This meeting is specifically developed for senior executives, leaders, and presidents within industry associations, policy advocacy groups and empowerment organizations to collaborate on strategies to unify efforts to attract, retain, and advance women in traditionally male-dominated industries. 

American Management Association Iowa Association of Business and Industry
AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology Jobs for the Future
APPI Energy Kohler Co. 
Case Western Reserve University National Institute of Steel Construction
Center for Automotive Research Natual Stone Institute
Chicago Women in Trades NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
Commercial Finance Association NTMA
Corporate College Precision Metalforming Association
Corporate College Precision Metalforming Association Education Foundation 
Deloitte Precsion Metalforming Association 
ERC Premalux, LLC 
ERC SC Manufacturers Alliance
Fiber Broadband Association Society of Women Engineers
Food Executive Women Steel Manufacturers Association
Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group The Policy Circle
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Vinyl Siding Institute
Growth Energy Vinyl Siding Institute
Industrial Supply Association Vitamix
Industrial Women in Real Estate Women in Stone
Institute for Process Excellence Women in Toys
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Allign your company with top industry leaders and change makers as a sponsor of the Coalition for Women in Industry meeting.  Check out the available opportunities on our sponsor menu.

For more information on the Coalition for Women in Industry or exclusive sponsorship opportunities contact Jen Kopf at

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.

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