There is an increasing need for qualified manufacturing professionals in fields such as engineering, technology development, logistics and manufacturing. While women make up approximately half of the overall labour force, women hold only about 25% of manufacturing roles.
In an attempt to help close this gap, the Manufacturing Institute launched the STEP Ahead initiative. As part of the initiative, the organisation recognises and honours women in the manufacturing industry, from the shop floor and design labs to the executive suite, who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers.
On 21 April, The Manufacturing Institute recognised 130 women leaders in manufacturing during the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington DC, including representatives from Caterpillar and Solar Turbines Incorporated.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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