WiM Announces “Moms in MFG,” a New Event for Moms Working in the Manufacturing Sector
CLEVELAND, OH—May 7, 2021—In advance of Mother’s Day, the Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM) announces the launch of “Moms in MFG,” a new event and year-round community for women who serve dual roles—manufacturing industry professional and mom.
The first Moms in MFG event will take place virtually on August 12, 2021. Registration is open now on the WiM website. This event is part of WiM’s commitment to supporting, promoting and inspiring women in manufacturing. WiM offers more than 20 nationally produced events annually for its more than 6,700 members and other manufacturing professionals across the country.
“According to the most recent data released by Lean In, one in four women are considering exiting the workforce – many of whom are mothers struggling with work-life balance and other challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said WiM President Allison Grealis. “As an organization focused on supporting women in the manufacturing industry, we find this statistic particularly concerning as we know many of our members are not only working professionals but also moms. Our goal for the first-ever Moms in MFG event is to continue to expand WiM’s offerings to include important learning opportunities as well as a network dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring working moms in manufacturing.”
The Women in Manufacturing® Association is a more than 6,700-member-strong national association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in manufacturing. The Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF), a 501(c)(3) organization, was created in 2016 by WiM to design and develop training and educational programs and services to support the advancement and development of women at all levels of their manufacturing careers. For more information, visit www.womeninmanufacturing.org.