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 virtually. 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.


Congratulations to the inaugural class of Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductees!

• Kim Beardsley, John Deere (retired)
• Sandra Bouckley, SME
• Dianne Chong, Boeing (retired)
• Melanie Cook, GE Appliances, a Haier Company
• Nadine Crauwels, Sandvik Coromant
• Susan Elkington, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky
• Laurie Harbour, Harbour Results Inc.
• Kim Humphreys, Avery Dennison (retired)
• Vanessa Li, Novelis
• Sonita Lontoh, HP
• Jd Marhevko, Delphi Technologies
• Cecilia Render, Nordson Corporation Foundation
• Kate Rome, Rome Grinding Solutions
• Marsha Serlin, United Scrap Metal
• Gretchen Zierick, Zierick Manufacturing Corporation

Inductees will be honored virtually on October 1, 2020.

Register to Attend the Induction Ceremony

Registration to this event is complimentary but we encourage you to support the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation in lieu of a registration fee. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will support the advancement of women in manufacturing through various WiM educational offerings!

The celebration event will take place directly following the SUMMIT, which will also be held virtually this year.

Interested in celebrating a 2020 inductee? View celebration packages and make your selection!

Would your company like to sponsor the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony?
View opportunities to support here.

About the WiM HoF:

The Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame honors women who have made outstanding contributions during the course of their established careers in manufacturing. Recipients include women who are dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in the manufacturing industry, based on one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Directly made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of women in manufacturing.
  2. Facilitated and created programs that motivate young women to choose careers in manufacturing.
  3. Enabled and encouraged other manufacturing women to advance in their careers.
  4. Created or led innovations that promote manufacturing improvements and increased competitiveness.

The nomination process is now CLOSED for 2020. Check back in the coming months to learn how to submit a nomination for the 2021 class!

Read about the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame Criteria and Selection Process and see how inductees are chosen.

“For nearly a decade, WiM has been committed to ensuring that women are well represented and strongly supported in the manufacturing industry. The creation of the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame is another step toward creating a world in which women are recognized for their legacy of leadership in our industry.
We’re looking forward to saluting the women who have made manufacturing the diverse and
rewarding industry that it is today.”
- Karen Norheim, WiM Board Chair and American Crane & Equipment Corp. President and COO

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