The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards recognize manufacturing women who exemplify leadership within their companies. This national honor identifies the best of the best women in the manufacturing industry, and further encouraged women to mentor and support the next generation of female talent to pursue manufacturing careers.        

STEP Ahead works to capture the impact women in manufacturing have made. We’d like to see the impact you’ve made in your company, in your community, and even with yourself - whether it was through advocating for the industry, mentoring young women, engaging an employee resource group, leading as an ambassador for manufacturing education, or promoting personal development.  Share your story with us!

STEP Ahead through the years...


2017 STEP Ahead Chairwoman

2017 STEP Ahead Vice Chairwoman

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