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CLEVELAND, OH – March 16, 2018 – The premier event for women in the manufacturing sector is scheduled for October 3-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN. The Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM) announced today that it will hold its eighth annual SUMMIT at ¬the city’s JW Marriott Hotel. The popular three-day conference will build on the success of previous years’ sold-out events. This year’s SUMMIT is expected to attract over 350 top women in the industry for a jam-packed schedule of high-profile keynote speakers and educational breakout sessions as well as exclusive local plant tours and networking opportunities.

Registration for the SUMMIT is now open. Attendees who register by July 1, 2018 will receive an early-bird discount and save $50 on their registration. More information about the SUMMIT, including an agenda (in formation) is available on the WiM website.

WiM is the only national trade association dedicated to year-round support for women in the manufacturing sector. WiM provides regular regional and national programming and the annual SUMMIT is the cornerstone of WiM’s outreach to women industry leaders.

“We look forward to the WiM SUMMIT every year as an opportunity to bring together our members and supporters from all across the country,” said WiM President Allison Grealis. “Our country currently has a strong commitment to the manufacturing industry and to supporting the growth of jobs and opportunities in our sector. There could not be a better time for us to gather together, share best practices, and build networks for success.”

The WiM SUMMIT is unique in its endeavor to address the topics of most relevance to women in the industry. WiM incorporates a wide range of voices and perspectives in shaping the SUMMIT content through the formation of an event Host Committee which helps to plan and coordinate the event. A limited number of seats on the Host Committee are still available. For more information and to get involved contact Kristin Moore at

WiM is currently accepting applications for speakers and presenters. Past speakers have included executives from companies including Amazon Fulfillment, the Coca-Cola Company, Caterpillar Inc., Kohler Co., Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Valspar, INTEL, and Mary Kay Inc. Applications are available on the WiM website. Sponsorship opportunities for this year’s SUMMIT are also available. Learn more and complete a sponsorship form on the WiM website.

“The SUMMIT provides a unique opportunity to celebrate,” continued Grealis. “We’ll be celebrating the women who are examples of the changing face of success in modern manufacturing. And we’ll be celebrating the many opportunities available for challenging and rewarding careers in manufacturing today.”

Stay connected with WiM for updates regarding this year’s program by visiting the WiM website and following WiM on Twitter: @WomeninMfg.

Women in Manufacturing™ is a more than 1000-member-strong national association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. It encourages the engagement of women who want to share perspectives, gain cutting-edge manufacturing information, improve leadership and communication skills, participate in sponsoring programs and network with industry peers. WiM is the only national association specifically dedicated to supporting women in the manufacturing sector with year-round programming and a national directory for women in the industry. For more information about WiM, visit