STEP Forward: Bay Area

Tuesday, 10/24/2017

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for STEP Forward: Bay Area on October 24!
The Manufacturing Institute, Bishop-Wisecarver Group, ALOM, and Comerica Bank are pleased to present Science, Technology, Engineering, & Production (STEP) Forward: Bay Area, a networking event targeted to advance women in manufacturing.

STEP Forward is part of the Institute’s larger STEP Ahead initiative to empower women in manufacturing. The STEP Forward networking series is designed to provide attendees an opportunity to discuss best practices and solutions to attract and retain women in the industry. This event will mobilize men and women to act as a catalyst for change within their company and community to inspire the next generation of talent to pursue careers in the industry.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Women in Manufacturing Forum

Covering a range of topics, from work-life balance to the perception of manufacturing, this forum will feature key industry leaders in a panel discussion to discover strategies on how best to lead and adapt working cultures where women can thrive. Participants will also learn and understand how to attract millennials to the industry in a panel featuring voices of the next generation – manufacturing ambassadors.

The Voice of the Next Generation
  • Sandra Chen, NPI Sourcing Operations, Facebook
  • Jenny Landon, PHR, SHRM-CP, HR Generalist, AB&I Foundry
  • Alyssa Roque, Manufacturing Engineer II, Fresenius Medical Care NA
  • Moderator: Pamela Kan, President, Bishop-Wisecarver Group

Minding the Manufacturing Gender Gap
  • Tulin Akin, Director of Engineering, Bloom Energy
  • Akhila Bhiman, Manager, Manufacturing Engineering PD Devices, Fresenius Medical Care NA
  • James Gardner, Interim Executive Director, AMBayArea
  • Liisa Pine Schoonmaker, Department Chair and Instructor, Laney College Welding Department
  • Moderator: Hannah Kain, President & CEO, ALOM

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Reception

Join us for a networking reception after this engaging forum. Food and light fare will be provided.

We would be delighted to count you and your colleagues among our group of leaders at this event. Please share this invitation with your company. From the C-Suite to the factory floor, it is together that we can take the next STEP Forward.

Click here to register!

Event Location:

Zero Net Energy Center
14600 Catalina St
San Leandro, CA 94577

Contact Info
AJ Jorgenson

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