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Have a Local Impact! What attracted me to working for a trade association more than 20 years ago was a position to serve as a chapter coordinator...

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Don’t miss out on SUMMIT Early-Bird Pricing - Register by July 15th and save! Attracting hundreds of manufacturing professionals from...

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Where the Girls Are When I was growing up, I was a huge fan of 1960s movies and beach bingo films starring the likes of Connie Francis and Annette...

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WiM Members On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Beck Named President of Smaller Manufacturers Association of...

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CLEVELAND, OH—May 7, 2021—In advance of Mother’s Day, the Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM) announces the launch of...

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Take Advantage of WiM North's Early-Bird Rates!

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In response to changing needs of WiM members and evolving best practices for professional associations, the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM)...

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The Importance of Storytelling From a very young age I loved reading! Yes, I loved television and movies too, and if I was grounded, my punishment...

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Joliet Junior College Partners with Suncast Corporation By: Melissa Lachcik, Apprenticeship Coordinator and Continuing Education Development...

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Subscribe and listen today! On each episode of the Hear Her Story – a monthly podcast produced by Women in Manufacturing Association –...

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Leading others is one of the most important roles you may ever have at work. You are in charge of building and maintaining culture, delivering...

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For more information, please contact Christie Carmigiano CLEVELAND, OH—April 15, 2021—The Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation...

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Register today! April 22, 2021 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. WiM's Virtual Career Fair will provide you with opportunities to connect with employers...

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For more information, please contact Christie Carmigiano CLEVELAND, OH—March 16, 2021—The Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM)...

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For more information, please contact Christie Carmigiano CLEVELAND, OH—March 16, 2021—The Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation...

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Best practices for employee engagement, maintaining company culture during COVID, tips for retaining and motivating top talent, and more! Jama...

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What participants stand to gain in WiM’s carefully curated Leadership Consortium program Gwendolyn Schaad has worked in manufacturing for...

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Disney Land convinced you it's “The happiest place on Earth". Nike challenged you to "Just Do It." L'Oreal told you "Because You're Worth It"....

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Women in Manufacturing Association Seeks Knowledge Experts to Present at the 2021 SUMMIT! The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) invites...

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Three ways to grow at WiM West 2021

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Corporate Member Spotlight: BASF Manufacturing in 2021: Best practices in adapting to and thriving in a global pandemic BASF Corporation is the...

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Managing emotion and coaching with compassion to invite change that sticks. Dr. Ellen B. Van Oosten is Faculty Director for Executive Education...

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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...

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As the year comes to a close, we celebrate the success of our WiM North regional conference. This annual event is for women (and the men who...

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We are living in a new world where technology is the core of communication and networking. As we transition, Women in Manufacturing will be hosting...

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Join Women in Manufacturing and millions around the world in giving back, spreading kindness, and showing howtogether we can be a force for good...

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Join us on December 9th for a presentation by Linda Galindo on Accountability & Conflict Management Leaders get work done through and with...

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WiM Event Summary 2020-2021 Upcoming Events WiM North|December 7 & 8, 2020 WiM North is an annual conference for women (and the men who...

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Join us on November 4th for a presentation by Dr. Alan Zimmerman on The Customer Perspective This session of the WiM Virtual Learning Series will...

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Kicking off WiM's first regional event of the year, WiM South, an annual regional conference for women (and the men who support them) who are...

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On Monday, December 14, the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Association will host a Virtual Career Fair. This unique virtual event will provide job...

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Q&A with Jennifer Fletcher Deputy Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce Get to know Jennifer Fletcher ahead the WiM South...

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WiM SUMMIT 2020 This year, we celebrated our 10th annual SUMMIT on September 28 - October 1. Attendees participated virtually in plant tours at...

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Navigate your way to success by attending the annual WiM South regional conference virtually October 22 -23 2020 Bringing together the women...

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Bonnie Mauldin CEO, The Mauldin Group What Should My Manufacturing Business Website Include? What Makes The Manufacturing Business...

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Join us on October 28 for a presentation by David Burkus on Innovative Thinking

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We want to hear from you! Leverage social media to let us know how your #WiMSUMMIT experience is unfolding while networking with peers! Because...

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Join us on September 16 for a presentation by Dr. Graeme Codrington on Global (Broad) Perspective This session of the WiM Virtual Learning Series...

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Women in Manufacturing (WiM) has launched the first-ever Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame and will induct its inaugural class on October 1,...

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Enjoying a walk during #WiMWellness month President's Message Like many of you, I had my life turned upside down at the beginning of...

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WiM Members On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Griselda Abousleman| L3Harris Technologies | Promotion Former...

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Summer Leadership Conference 2020 With a setting different from previous years, we celebrated our 5th annual Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) on...

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For more information, please contact Christie Carmigiano CLEVELAND, OH—August 3, 2020—The Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM)...

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WiM Members On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Linda Barita | Tempest Engineering Inc., Lakewood, OH | Job...

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President's Message During this time of uncertainty, unrest and frustration, now more than ever I have been reminded of the importance of having...

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Membership with Women in Manufacturing® (WiM) provides you with personal and professional development opportunities. Being a member of the WiM...

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New Format Offers Same Unparalleled Networking and Education Opportunities While Maintaining Safety and Health CLEVELAND, OH—July 15,...

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All WiM 2020 National Events Will Be Held Virtually! But, what will it look like? With the changing times, The Women in Manufacturing (WiM)...

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Your son asks you, “Mom, can I talk to you?” and you say, “in a minute,” and your child says “Promise?” as you...

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Have you ever experienced a time in your life where you felt like you had to choose between your authentic self and the you that you thought was...

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By: Joyce Swanke (second from left), WiM Colorado Chair, with her team on a plant tour at Leprino Foods Why Participate in the WiM...

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WiM is pleased to offer our signature programs in a hybrid format this year! What does hybrid mean? Events including the SUMMIT, and the regional...

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Enjoying summer and the beautiful view of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio President's Message The last three months have provided me an amazing...

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So, what is a Personal Brand Platform? A solid personal brand platform empowers us as individuals to define and invest confidently across TIME,...

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WiM is excited to welcome our 2020 Education Foundation (WiMEF) Board of Directors Chairperson, Susanne Lauda! Susanne is the director of global...

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Allison Grealis (top middle) participating at the PowerPlex virtual conference. President's Message What a crazy few months it has been since...

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WiM Members On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Erika Ferrell | Hy Cite Enterprises, LLC | Career Change...

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Women in Manufacturing’s 10th annual SUMMIT will be held September 28 – 30, 2020 We are pleased to announce that the Women in...

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As more states prepare to reopen and resume business, our focus must shift to how we will recover and remain resilient during the uncertain times...

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Annually, the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) hosts a Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) to connect our corporate member community and...

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The winds of change are always blowing. We cannot direct the wind, but we can raise our sails and adjust as needed. Alas, Life never goes exactly...

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Show your support for the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF) by making a donation on or before Tuesday, May 5 in honor of...

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As our 2020 fiscal year kicks off this month, Women in Manufacturing (WiM) is thrilled to welcome our new Board of Directors Chairperson, Lynn...

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WiM Members On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Griselda Abousleman | L3Harris Technologies |...

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Allison Grealis, a Jane of all trades! President's Message I hope you all are continuing to stay safe and well during this unprecedented and scary...

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As your partner in getting through the global COVID-19 crisis, WiM’s goal is to share practical resources that you can benefit from right...

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The Women in Manufacturing (WiM) team has, like many of you, been working to stay updated on the latest information being provided by our state and...

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The National Team at Women in Manufacturing is immensely proud of the events and programming presented in our 2019 fiscal year (April 2019 - March...

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We're striving to make April the month we celebrate our members more than ever! That's why we're sharing a shout out we recently received about one...

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The Women in Manufacturing Association is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring you at this unprecedented time. That’s why we have...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed business – for now and in many cases, for good. Employees who have never worked from home are now...

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The Chapter Connection is a quarterly celebration and review of events from WiM Chapters that have succeeded in engaging WiM members and achieving...

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Allison Grealis working from her home office. President's Message As I sit here in my home office socially distanced from my colleagues,...

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WiM Members On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Rachel Camarillo | Erin Air | Career Change Title: Controller...

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I had a group video chat with more than 20 people last Friday - all of whom I consider my friends. These people are in the hospitality industry,...

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By Lindsay Gilder, associate editor at Thomas Insights While certifications aren't a necessity for industrial businesses, they effectively...

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WiM Members On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Tina Arthur-Williamson | Hager Companies | New...

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Allison's fortune at her daughter's 14th birthday dinner. President's Message Happy New Year to our cherished WiM member community! This...

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Nominations are being accepted for the first-ever Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame! Be sure to submit your nomination(s) via the WiM website by...

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In light of growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to postpone WiM North which was originally scheduled to take place on...

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Allison Grealis with her aunt Barbara. President's Message My aunt Barbara died in an accident when she was my age and I oftentimes think...

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WiM On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Jennifer Harris | Modern Forge Indiana | Career changeFormer title: QA...

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WiM's more than 20 active Chapters around the country provide local opportunities for members to network, share best practices and industry...

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Allison Grealis with her family at a Cleveland Browns game. President's Message I left this year’s SUMMIT feeling inspired and super charged...

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WiM x Prinkshop WiM has partnered with NYC-based designer, Prinkshop, to provide custom merchandise to members. Available for the first time at...

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WiM On the Move Celebrating individual advancements and achievements. Jai Aya | Rockwell Automation | Promotion and career changeFormer title:...

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WiM's more than 20 active Chapters around the country provide local opportunities for members to network, share best practices and industry...

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Allison Grealis with her daughter, Amelia. President's Message This fall as I sadly pack away my summer garb and embrace back-to-school, I am...

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Nominate Women of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating 2019 In 2019, we are looking for women in leadership positions or on the shop floor,...

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Summer Leadership Conference 2019 We celebrated our 4th annual Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) on Monday – Tuesday, July 22 – 23 in...

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Aneesa Muthana (far right) with the girls and staff of GADgET Girls Member spotlight Stories of WiM members who share their passion for the...

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WiM's more than 20 active Chapters around the country provide local opportunities for members to network, share best practices and industry...

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Allison Grealis (far right) poses with the WiM Nebraska Chapter leadership team. President's Message Please enjoy this first official issue of our...

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Yee haw! Ya'll grab your boots and cowgirl hats because this year's Silent Auction theme is wild west! Back by popular demand, our annual WiM...

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Welcome to our new website! We have a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve all of our members. In order to get the...

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By: Allison Grealis, President, Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Women’s History Month is perhaps my favorite month of the year. Each March, every...

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For Immediate Release Contact: Hayley Milloy 216-503-5700 hmilloy@womeninmfg.org CLEVELAND, OH—June 23, 2017—Women in Manufacturing®...

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More than 100 professionals in the automotive sector will gather in Troy, MI, on April 24, 2017, for the 6th annual Women in Automotive (WiA)...

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Founded in 2011, Women in Manufacturing, then called Women in Metalforming, held one of its very first programs in April of that year. The...

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#GivingTuesday is quickly approaching, scheduled to take place on November 29. What is #GivingTuesday? It's a global day of giving held annually...

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By: Lindsey Frick A group of manufacturing professionals agreed: It should be the best person for the job. But when only 24% of the manufacturing...

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By: Tony Chimino I’ve become a master at organizing my spontaneity – a complete oxymoron, I know. This is who I’ve become. As...

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By: Erin L. Toomey The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a finale rule, on September 14, 2015, implementing Section 825 of...

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Friendly Competitors By: Jackie Gould Is it a good practice to be friends with your competitors, and share knowledge and practices like you would...

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I have always cherished and benefitted from having a support network, whether it came about organically by chance meetings, or artificially...

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Not Why but Why Me By: Steven Handmaker For the purpose of this blog post, I'm going to assume you know who Simon Sinek is and are familiar with...

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What I've Learned From Plant Tours By: Allison Grealis Here’s the thing. During the past 15 years, I have visited more than 1,000...

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How Smart Girls Change the World By: Allison Grealis It’s 2015 and it’s cool to be a smart girl. Young women are growing up with...

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Monitor Financial Distress in Your Supply Chain By: Ann Marie Uetz and John A. Simon While American manufacturing has experienced a resurgence...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T By: Jamie Glanz As I’m sure every adult has, I sometimes feel that as decades pass, so does the level of respect younger...

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A Passion for New Horizons By: Mark Lam July 14, 2015 was a pretty historic day. It was a day where passion ruled, and there were was a big...

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This week, WiM’s Founder and Executive Director Allison Grealis was interviewed by Plante Moran, an international business advisory firm, on...

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WiM Board Member Promoted to President of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems We are happy to announce that, last month, WiM board member...

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The Forbes annual list of Most Powerful Women is out today. Included among these 100 women are foremost heads of state as well as iconic...

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A new study, “Minding the Manufacturing Gender Gap,” has been conducted by the Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, and the APICS Supply...

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Women in Manufacturing (WiM) invites interested parties to submit an application to speak at SUMMIT 2015, scheduled for September 23-25, 2015, in...

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We are thrilled to announce that Women in Manufacturing is now a registered 501(c)6 national trade association. As Rachel Abbey McCafferty reported...

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At WiM, we’re always looking for new ways to help your business succeed, and as a result, we’re excited to partner with UPS and UPS...

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Today marked the 14th annual Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day. This year's theme, "There’s a Little Bit of Engineer in Every Girl," was...

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Earlier this month, WiM Director Allison Grealis was profiled in Crain's Cleveland Business as part of their "Who to Watch in Nonprofits" series.The...

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This week, 24/7 Wall Street, released a list of the worst paying jobs for women. The rundown includes 10 professions across industries from truck...

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WiM-Wisconsin has recently announced a new program, WiM empoWer.Milwaukee Business News reported on the program saying it's "the...

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Today, there a record 67.5 million American women in the workforce. And many of those women - a full four in 10 - are now either the sole or...

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Late last month, WiM held two events at Midwest chapters. On January 22nd, we launched our professional chapter in Cleveland and held the group's...

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President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address tonight. As we prepare for tonight's remarks, we are joining many others in...

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An exciting WiM event is scheduled for two weeks from today in Brookfield, WI.The WiM Wisconsin Chapter will host Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca...

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By Rosana M. Gutierrez Perhaps not surprisingly to those familiar with the tropical island, manufacturing remains a key driver of economic...

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In the latest issue of Crain's Cleveland Business, Northeast Ohio leaders weigh in on the year ahead. One voice offering insight is our own...

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A Forbes list of rising stars in the manufacturing sector was released this week. According to Forbes, the list - called 30 Under 30 Reinventing...

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