Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) is going VIRTUAL on July 28th!

Posted By: Jackie Bloom Blog,

Annually, the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) hosts a Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) to connect our corporate member community and national board of directors for best-practice sharing and benchmarking opportunities. This highly rated conference provides WiM’s corporate member community with a private forum to exchange ideas and share solutions with like-minded industry leaders. At this year’s SLC, we have built an agenda to allow members to share best practices through case studies, have interactive dialogue in breakout groups and in a facilitated town hall, and discuss collaborative solutions for improving the attraction, retention and advancement of women in manufacturing careers.  

The fifth annual SLC will be held on July 28, 2020 virtually due to the current restrictions the pandemic has placed on member travel and meetings. This event has always provided a powerful venue for networking and we are committed to delivering an equally valuable networking experience during this year’s virtual SLC.

Benefits of attending SLC 2020:

  • Access to sessions in real-time on July 28 and on-demand options for future viewing
  • Corporate member presentations on industry topics and manufacturing best practices
  • Community forums where participants can ask questions and share best practices with WiM’s corporate member community before and after the conference
  • Hosted roundtables with topics submitted by WiM’s corporate member community to help tackle industry challenges
  • Attendee directory where participants can e-mail and chat with fellow corporate members
  • Virtual “booths” which offer opportunities to connect with event sponsors, set up one-on-one appointments with fellow participants, and more!

This event is exclusive to WiM corporate members and the organization’s association and education foundation boards of directors. Each corporate member may register up to two representatives from their organization at no cost. Additional registrations may be purchased for a small fee.

We look forward to hosting our corporate members for this year’s SLC. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Bloom at or 216-503-5700.

Secure your spot for the 2020 Summer Leadership Conference today!

Check out what past participants had to say:
"This was my first time attending a WiM event and it was an invaluable experience. The agenda and sessions were well-balanced with discussions and presentations. It was great to opportunity to learn about how other companies are addressing the challenges that women face in the industry. There was a wealth of ideas and success stories that I will share with my company. I highly recommend the SLC to other members." - Ternika Bowden, Supervisor, Development Engineering, Kaman Aerospace Corporation
"The SLC provides an amazing opportunity for manufacturing professionals to network, share ideas, and glean valuable insights into the industry from many different viewpoints. I especially appreciated learning what other companies are doing to foster inclusivity among the workforce. Thank you for this excellent opportunity to meet and share with other manufacturing professionals." - Lynn Kier, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Diebold Nixdorf
"This conference was a wonderful venue to make impactful connections, hear amazing and empowering stories, and connect with other Corporate members to share best practices and knowledge across the industry. One of the best WiM events I have attended!" - Leslie Boyd, Manager, CLA


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