Data and Research

The Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Association has compiled the following articles and research to share relevant data about women working in the manufacturing industry.

WiM and Thomas’ Women in Manufacturing Benchmark Study – Released December 2020

“At WiM, one of our most important goals is to promote the empowerment and professional development of women in the manufacturing industry by providing best practices for companies and training and tools for individuals. We are delighted to partner with Thomas on this important research to identify ways in which our industry can continue to be a good place for women to build success and hope that this survey serves as a springboard to stimulate larger conversations and ongoing initiatives.”  — Allison Grealis, WiM President

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook – Bureau of Labor Statistics Report April 2021

Great Place to Work’s Research on Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) – Released November 2020


McKinsey’s 2020 Women in the Workplace Report – Released September 2020


U.S. Census Bureau’s Women in Manufacturing Overview – Released October 2017


U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, Industry by Sex Data – Updated annually (data can be filtered by state, county or metropolitan area)