2020 STEP Ahead Awards

The 2020 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards will take place virtually on September 24, 2020.

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Recognizing Women in Science, Technology and Engineering

The eighth annual STEP Ahead Awards will recognize women in science, technology, engineering and production careers who exemplify leadership within their companies. The Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards gives women across the country a platform to showcase the incredible opportunities the industry has to offer, whether they are running the company, designing the next big product, or testing innovations on the shop floor.

Honoring The Past, Present and Future of Women Manufacturers

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On September, 24, 2020, the Institute will recognize 100 women and 30 Emerging Leaders, a category to honor women under the age of 30 who have achieved unique accomplishments at the start of their careers.

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  • 5:30 p.m.      “Pink Carpet” pre-show
  • 6:00 p.m.      2020 STEP Ahead Awards Show
    • Honoring the Legacy of Women Manufacturers
    • 2020 Emerging Leader & Honoree Tributes
    • Musical Performance
  • 7:00 p.m.      2020 STEP Ahead Awards conclude

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