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The HERizon 5K WiMEF Fundraiser Brings Community Together for Success!

The HERizon 5K WiMEF Fundraiser Brings Community Together for Success!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)

Event Details

Thank you for helping us raise over $30,000 in support of the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation.

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, 115 registered racers helped the HERizon 5K Race successfully reach the finish line, raising nearly $34,000 in necessary funds to support the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF). Proceeds will directly assist the WiMEF's mission to develop and support robust programs and resources to further the advancement of women in the manufacturing workforce.

Congratulations to our first place runner Stephanie Markert followed in second by Zsuzsanna Zilahi and in third was Joanna Perz. Awards were handed out to the top ten finishers listed below. Special recognition was made for our top individual fundraiser, Vanessa Li and our top fundraising team, WiM Colorado.

Save the Date for next year's HERizon 5K on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 in San Diego, CA!


Since its inception in 2016, the WiMEF has impacted several thousand women with its programming. Below is a snapshot of the WiMEF’s substantial industry impact:

  • 14,000+ professionals have participated in our Virtual Learning Series, which consists of monthly webinars enabling participants to learn about various industry-related topics from the convenience of their home or office.
  • More than 300 women have graduated from the WiMEF’s formal leadership programs and gained invaluable career leveraging knowledge.
  • In 2021, the Empowering Women in Production Program was implemented to assist professional development in production roles at manufacturing companies to make their next promotion more likely and more quickly.


For information on how to get involved and exclusive sponsorship opportunities please contact Jen Kopf,

Contribution Information

All donations are used to support activities, events and resources to advance the mission of Women in Manufacturing's Education Foundation (WiMEF). WiMEF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with Federal Tax ID Number: 81-0921604. The tax deduction for the race registration fee is $35 after removing the cost of goods being provided in conjunction with this contribution.

For More Information:

Jennifer Kopf
Jennifer Kopf
Programs and Events Manager Women in Manufacturing

Special Thanks to the HERizon 5K 2022 Sponsors: