WiM Colorado Community of Support for Early Career Manufacturing Professionals

gnite Your Passion | Navigate Your Career | Find Your Voice


Hello and welcome to the WiM Colorado Community of Support (COS) where seasoned professionals will help you navigate the unexpected challenges and questions that you may find as you start out in your career. The 9-month program will include a monthly virtual meetup with a facilitated discussion topic, as well as a private peer LinkedIn group where you can continue the conversation, share stories, and ask for/offer advice.  Through dialogue, personal reflection, and a peer network, your COS will help you through the joys, triumphs, trials and tribulations of your early career. Whether in Colorado or across the nation -  Join Us!

This program is for college seniors and manufacturing professionals with less than 5 years of career experience. The program is free for WiM members and $5.00 per session for non-members.


Personal and Career Development

  • Monthly Facilitated Discussion on Zoom
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month September - June |11:30am-12:30pm Mountain Time

Private LinkedIn Group

  • Participants can connect with one another
  • Share stories/questions/advice
  • Access additional resources

Year End Networking Event in Denver, CO

Dates and Topics

11:30am-12:30pm Mountain Time

September 13, 2023

Program Introduction: Share the Best Career Advice You Have Received


October 11, 2023 Finding Your North Star: Igniting Your Passion COMPLETE
November 8, 2023 Self-Advocacy: Finding Your Voice in Compensation Negotiation COMPLETE
December 13, 2023

Self-Advocacy: Finding Your Voice in the Workplace (and everywhere else).

Please join Sarena Lin and Kaye DeLange in conversation as they discuss their journey of finding and elevating their voices in the workplace.  Sarena is an inspirational global C-suite level executive and non-executive board member with over 20 years of experience in the life sciences and technology sectors, with a proven track record of driving transformational growth across global markets, leading successful commercial, organizational, and people transformation programs.  Kaye is a retired Vice President from Cargill, with over 31 years in manufacturing and supply chain leadership. 

Both are passionate about accelerating talent development and believe that finding the inner voice and developing the confidence to be heard is a critical skill for any aspiring leader.    

January 10, 2024 Self-Advocacy: Dealing with Mean People COMPLETE
February 14, 2024 Self-Care: Loving Yourself COMPLETE
March 13, 2024

Building Your Reputation: 

Please join Kaye DeLange, former Vice President at Cargill, and Brian Sikes, Cargill CEO, to discuss how to lead with passion and purpose in the workplace. With roles from the plant floor to the C-Suite, Europe to the Americas, and enterprise leadership to functions, Brian embodies servant leadership and has earned a respected reputation for his people- and a customer-first mindset.


April 10, 2024 Self Advocacy: Setting Expectations with Others COMPLETE
May 8, 2024 Overcoming Major Challenges: Embracing Failure with special guest Julian Chase, Corporate Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Supply Chain at Cargill. LEARN MORE COMPLETE
June 12, 2024

The Power of Building a Network - Virtual


June 12, 2024

The Power of Building a Network

LIVE at Holidaily Brewing Company in Golden Colorado!


Community of Support Facilitators and Advisors


Kaye DeLange

Retired Vice President

Cargill Business Operations and Supply Chain Leader

Shannon Roe, MPA

Assistant Director

Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Ava Raymond

Manufacturing Engineer

3D Systems Healthcare

Katie Sheridan

Applications Engineer

Vectis Automation