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Moms in MFG Virtual Conference

Moms in MFG Virtual Conference

Thursday, August 11, 2022
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Virtual Event

Event Details

Moms in MFG is an event series and community which focuses solely on supporting moms and caregivers working in manufacturing. Moms in MFG provides participants with valuable content as well as opportunities to connect and collaborate with fellow moms working in the industry through annual events as well as an online community. This year's Moms in MFG virtual conference will take place on August 11, 2022. 


(Times listed are Eastern Time)

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. – Special Guest Remarks
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Welcome to Moms in MFG
Allison Grealis, President and Founder – Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) and Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF)

With guest remarks by: Claudia Saran, Advisory Industry Leader for Industrial Manufacturing – KPMG, Moms in MFG Sponsor

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. – Lunch and Learn: State of Moms and Caregivers in Manufacturing
Briana Martin, Senior Manager - Deloitte Consulting LLP

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. – How to Advocate for What You Need
Alison Seward, Executive Director, Manufacturing Quality - GE Appliances, a Haier company

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion: How Companies Can Support Working Moms and Caregivers

  • Moderated by:
    Mary Ellen Grom, Executive Director, Customer Experience Solutions - AFL
  • Panelists include: 
    • Rochelle Savel, Supply Chain Management Director, EIG - Corning 
    • Lisa Skidmore, Senior Director, Advanced Quality Engineering - GE Appliances, a Haier company
    • Cara Herzog, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Southwire
    • Tiffanie Lewis, Vice President, HR Technology & Service Solutions - Diebold Nixdorf

1:45 - 2:00 p.m. – Afternoon Break

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Resilience & Belonging Workshop
Sophia Cavalli, DEI & Social Responsibility Sr. ManagerKia America

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions

  • Battling Burnout
    Kristen Dickinson, Senior Leader, Field Competency & Serviceability – Ingersoll Rand 

  • Balancing Career During the Infant/Toddler Stages and Return to Work After Baby
    Katie Kelly, Customer Experience Leader, Industrial Refrigeration - Trane Technologies; Lindsey Vida, Plant Manager - Ingersoll Rand

  • Evolution of the Workplace in Support of Working Parents

    Danielle Chatman-Moore, MBA, North American Sustainability Manager - Dow, Inc.

  • Balancing Work and Life
    Julie Knisley, Founder - Milk Street Baby

  • Starting and Sustaining an ERG
    Elizabeth Sondecker, Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Starlink - SpaceX; Sam Raftery, Senior Materials Engineer - SpaceX

  • Careers and Older Children: How Parenting Needs Change Over Time
    Miranda Eisermann, Early Talent Program Manager - Trane Technologies

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. – After-Hours Networking

For More Information:

Lisa Tarcy
Lisa Tarcy
Senior Manager of Programs and Events Women in Manufacturing (440)263-2016

Early-Bird Registration 

WiM Member: $50
Non-Member: $100

(Valid through July 15, 2022)

Standard Registration 

WiM Member: $75
Non-Member: $125

Thank you to our sponsors!