WiMEF Mission

The Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering industry women by assisting them in their professional development.

Through the foundation, the Women in Manufacturing Association works to provide and support effective and affordable educational opportunities for women in manufacturing.

“The bottom line from five decades of research on women in leadership is that there is an irrefutable and verifiable link between women in leadership and improved business performance." 
– Kathleen Buse, Director, Women's Leadership Institute at ERC
WiMEF became officially designated as a 501(c)(3) in the fall of 2016 as another “arm” of the Women in Manufacturing Association, to develop and deliver enhanced educational opportunities.
A group of industry advocates who believe that empowered women become effective leaders developed the mission for the Foundation and continue to support that mission today.