Expand your network and grow your career with Women in Manufacturing
Membership with Women in Manufacturing® (WiM) provides you with personal and professional development opportunities. Being a member of the WiM community enables you to:
- Establish meaningful connections with your peers and expand your network
- Gain valuable industry insight and education to further your career
- Improve leadership and communication skills
- Participate in partner programs as well as local and national WiM events
WiM offers four distinct categories of membership.
Each category is unique!
Individuals may join as either a Student, Professional, or Professional Plus member, and companies may join as a Corporate member. Benefits and enrollment rates vary depending on which membership best suits you and your organization.
Corporate members have the ability to enroll an unlimited number of their employees into their membership.
For more information regarding each category of membership, please visit the Overview of Benefits
Explore Member Benefits with WiM!
Attracting hundreds of manufacturing professionals from around the country, the WiM SUMMIT is the only national conference of its kind. In 2020, this FOUR-day networking and educational event will feature virtual manufacturing plant tours, keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, and social hours to expand participants’ networks.
WiM North, WiM South, & WiM West
WiM's regional conferences are annual events for women (and the men who support them) who are navigating through their manufacturing careers. The conferences include a day of learning from industry experts and connecting with peers from across the manufacturing industry—from the Shop Floor to the C-Suite, or anywhere in between.
Summer Leadership Conference
SLC is an exclusive, thought-leadership event for WiM's National Board of Directors and members of the Corporate Partnership Council. Corporate members are able to send two representatives from their organization at no cost.
Other Signature Programs
The Coalition for Women in Industry is an annual meeting of association executives and industry leaders dedicated to addressing the need to attract, retain, and advance women in industry.Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame: Women in Manufacturing (WiM) has launched the first-ever Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame and will induct its inaugural class on October 1, 2020. The Hall of Fame seeks to recognize women who have made exceptional contributions to the manufacturing industry and to the advancement of women in the field.
The Women in Manufacturing Association® (WiM) and Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, with the generous support of the WiM Education Foundation (WiMEF), have collaborated to produce the Leadership Institute for Women in STEM and Manufacturing. Leadership Institute is an executive education program which concentrates 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 50 outstanding women who have advanced in their roles and have added great leadership value to their organizations.
The Leadership Consortium training program (LC) provides higher-level leaders (those that manage other leaders), with experiential learning to develop skills that are necessary for transformational leadership success. Organizations thrive when their top leaders inspire and lead other leaders. The LC helps these leaders create an environment where they fully capitalize on all of the talent of the leaders they lead.
For detailed information of WiM's chapter activities, please visit the individual webpages which highlight the programming, officers, and characteristics of each WiM chapter.
Find a chapter in your area!
Current State Chapters
New Chapters in 2020/2021
States with Multiple Chapters
Virtual Learning Series
View the entire VLS 2020 schedule here
Member Exclusive Discounts
Current Affinity PartnersADP
Professional Plus members are highlighted as subject matter experts and can be contacted by anyone who accesses the WiM member directory, generating business leads and speaking opportunities.
Filter the member directory by chapter affiliation to find WiM members in your area to expand your local network. Keep your profile up to date by accessing your WiM member compass.
IMPACT Monthly E-newsletter
Each issue includes:
Hear Her Story feature - a monthly interview with a WiM member
WiM Members on the Move - highlights member promotions and career advancements
Letter from the President - current insights from WiM Founder Allison Grealis
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