STEP Forward Wichita

Wednesday, 07/17/2019

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Manufacturing Institute and Arconic Foundation are pleased to present Science, Technology, Engineering, & Production (STEP) Forward: Wichita, a networking event to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace.

The STEP Forward networking series is designed to provide attendees an opportunity to discuss best practices and solutions to attract and retain strong manufacturing talent. This regional program aims to share insights, experiences and actionable plans from a chorus of D&I leaders from local manufacturing companies.


2:00 p.m     Welcome Remarks

2:15 p.m     Panel Discussion
This panel will spotlight diverse manufacturing leadership roles to change the perception of the industry, as well as showcase the changing faces of manufacturing and the uniqueness of working in a manufacturing setting.

3:15 p.m     Table Discussions
Participants will have the opportunity to practice networking skills by crafting their elevator pitch in groups. Discover tips and tricks to grasp the attention of women and veterans with live feedback from the diversity groups, and encourage them to create the same in preparation for the networking reception.

4:00 p.m     Networking Reception
Join us for a networking reception after this engaging forum. Keep the interaction going and continue the day’s conversations in a relaxed environment. This networking reception is a great opportunity for event participants to make contacts and strengthen relationships. Complimentary beverages and light fare will be provided.

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

Event Location:
Aloft Wichita
3642 N Oliver Ave
Wichita, KS 67220

Contact Info:
AJ Jorgenson

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