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Support. Promote. Inspire.

    Women in Manufacturing® (WiM) is a national association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who are pursuing or have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. WiM encompasses manufacturers of all types and welcomes individuals from every job function – from the shop floor to the C-Suite. This group encourages the engagement of women who want to share perspectives, gain cutting-edge industry information, improve leadership and communication skills, participate in partner programs and network with peers.

With manufacturing's skills gap, you can't only look at 50% of the population to fill it. Women have got to be recruited in every role…Manufacturers are realizing diversity in the workforce is important - change won't happen overnight, but it is happening."

Allison Grealis, President of WiM, in CNN Money

Jul 18

WiM Pennsylvania CARDONE Industries Tour

WED, JUL 18 2018 Philadelphia, PA
Jul 26

WiM Illinois Summer Social Event

THU, JUL 26 2018 Palatine, IL
Jul 30

CAR Management Briefing Seminars

MON, JUL 30 2018 - THU, AUG 2 2018
Jul 31

Plant Tour Series 2018: Ocean Spray Tour

TUE, JUL 31 2018 - WED, AUG 1 2018 Breinigsville, PA
Aug 6

3rd annual Summer Leadership Conference (SLC)

MON, AUG 6 2018 - TUE, AUG 7 2018 Schaumburg, IL
Aug 17

WiM Illinois EIQ Luncheon with Valley Industrial Associations

FRI, AUG 17 2018 Geneva, IL


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 Corporate Member

“When I was 14, I chose welding as the trade I would study through high school. My junior year I decided to make welding my career because it’s not often you get to turn your passion into a career. Also, I like the challenge of manufacturing—something about making things from scratch entices me.”

— Amanda Reel, Welder, TRUMPF Inc.

 Corporate member

“I encourage all of us to expose our daughters, nieces, neighbors and cousins to the modern way of manufacturing and show them what a terrific and rewarding place it is to work.”

—Cindy Logan, Senior Manager of Tobacco Processing, John Middleton Company, an Altria Co.

 Professional member

“I’ve found that “manufacturing” is not a typical word people use throughout a daily conversation if they are not involved in manufacturing. Through my involvement with WiM, I connected with a lot of the school districts in the area that are trying to push STEM.”

—Lauren Kirschler, Operations Manager, CPI Card Group


Corporate Members

Corporate members receive exclusive WiM membership benefits and are considered to be partners of our association. Learn more about Corporate membership.