365 Days, 365 New Chances: A Look into WiM's 2021 Professional Development Opportunities

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How will you grow professionally in 2021?

As a part of our year-round offerings, WiM provides a variety of programs and events geared towards professionals at all levels of a manufacturing organization – from production to the C-Suite. Make sure to register for our upcoming 2021 programs and events so you can gain knowledge and competencies needed to succeed!

 Leadership Institute | February 18, 2021 - May 20, 2021

Leadership Institute for Women in STEM and Manufacturing is an executive education program concentrating on issues pertinent to women working in male-dominated fields with specific focus on women in industry. Since its launch in 2016, the program has graduated more than 70 outstanding women who have advanced in their roles and have added great leadership value to their organizations.

The comprehensive curriculum includes topics ranging from negotiations, influence, and effective communication to managing multiple levels of strategy. The course also includes individualized executive coaching, 360-degree assessments and peer coaching, as well as an Emotional Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) assessment. Apply HERE! 

WiM West|March 11 - 12, 2021

WiM West is an annual regional conference developed for manufacturing professionals who are navigating the way through their manufacturing careers—whether it be in production, the C-Suite, or anywhere in between. Learn from and expand your network through connecting with Western-based professionals during this 2-day event. Register for virtual participation Here!

Human Resource Round Table | March 23, 2021

The HR Roundtable offers an invaluable opportunity to network with industry peers and participate in roundtable discussions on key challenging human resource and training-related topics. Register Here!

This event is ideal for all training and human resource directors, managers and generalists.

Virtual Career Fair | April 22, 2021 

The WiM Virtual Career Fair will give opportunities to connect with organizations that promote, support and inspire women in manufacturing careers. 

Employers will connect directly with qualified candidates, including recent college graduates, young professionals, seasoned managers, and skilled tradespeople from a multitude of manufacturing fields.

Job seekers can connect with companies from across the manufacturing industry that are actively seeking skilled individuals to add to their workforce. Explore opportunities with leading organizations in the automotive, chemical, and consumer goods sectors — among many others! Make your next career move with Women in Manufacturing!

Leadership Consortium | May 2 - 4, 2021

Leadership Consortium is an executive education program which concentrates on issues pertinent to managers of managers working in a manufacturing industry.  The comprehensive curriculum is an outcome-based, cohort style training. Designed to ensure that each participant will gain new insights and apply their learning throughout the program to their own leadership arsenal for lasting effect, the program offers participants the opportunity to learn through new experiences, reflection, and peer coaching. Apply HERE!

WiM North | June 23 - 24, 2021 

WiM North is the second conference of WiM's three-part annual regional conference series. Focusing on Northern U.S. manufacturing trends and networks, WiM North caters to professionals working in production all the way to the C-Suite through topical industry knowledge experts and leaders. WiM North will be held as a hybrid event.

Empowering Women in Production | September 13 - 17, 2021 

The Empowering Women in Production Program is designed to support the professional development of shop floor employees. Employees in production settings often have tremendous insight into the culture, products, and processes that manufacturing companies need to understand to innovate. By developing these women into leaders, we can improve the industry overall and inspire other women to explore careers in manufacturing. Subscribe for program updates HERE!

SUMMIT | October 4 - 6, 2021

WiM's annual SUMMIT attracts 650+ manufacturing professionals from across the country, and is the only national conference of its kind. The 2021 SUMMIT will be held as a Hybrid event. This three-day networking and educational event features manufacturing plant tours, keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, and social events to expand participants’ networks. Register for in person HERE! Register for virtual participation HERE!

WiM South | November 4, 2021 
WiM South is one of WiM's three rapidly growing regional conferences that are part of an annual event series. This conference is for manufacturing professionals who are navigating their way through their manufacturing careers - whether it be in production, the C- Suite, or anywhere in between. The conference includes a day of learning from regional industry experts and connecting with peers from Southern U.S. manufacturing industries. WiM South will be held as an in-person event.

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