Research shows that diverse companies outcompete those that lack diversity.

The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with Arconic Foundation, developed a “STEP Forward” networking series for women in manufacturing. The purpose of this series is to provide women in the industry with an opportunity to hear from industry leaders, connect with their peers, and learn best practices they can bring back to their company.


These networking events are held with manufacturers to discuss current strategies and develop new concepts for advancing and retaining female talent.  It is a chance for women to connect with their peers and learn from each other’s successes.

STEP Forward: Hampton Roads
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23606

3:00 – 5:00 pm Building Your Networks (capacity 35 – open to women in manufacturing only)
Building Your Networks is a facilitated workshop to collaborate and find solutions to issues while focusing on contributing to others. Built on the concept of paying it forward, the session is designed to support problem solving by building and expanding individual networks.

5:00 – 7:00 pm Reception (open to all women and men in manufacturing)
Join us for a networking reception where we will feature key industry leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities, and best practices to recruit, retain and advance women in the manufacturing industry.

Sponsored by Arconic Foundation


Click here to view the STEP Forward Prospectus.  

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