2021 D&I Summit

Join us December 2 for a full-day collaborative event that will explore dimensions of diversity and inclusion specific to the manufacturing workforce.

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Manufacturing’s future depends on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Industries across the U.S. are facing workforce shortages—and our industry is no exception. It is estimated that 2.1 million manufacturing jobs could go unfilled by 2030. One of the industry’s biggest opportunities is broadening the talent pipeline and prioritizing actions that recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

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Topics to be Covered:

  • Making the Case: DEI has proven to drive business performance and innovation—yet the industry lacks diverse representation at all levels. Find out where manufacturing stands in terms of DEI and why it is critical the industry take proactive steps to diversify the talent pipeline and close the opportunity gap.
  • Building Inclusion into Company Culture: Many companies are working toward creating an environment that will support an increasingly diverse workforce. Learn how your company can begin or elevate efforts to evolve your workplace culture.
  • Voices from Leadership: Hear from those at the forefront of action to increase diversity and inclusion to learn from their experiences and gain insights on how you can get involved.
  • Engaging Production Workers Deep Dive & Best Practice Sharing: Creating an equitable and inclusive workplace extends beyond hiring practices—it must permeate an entire company, from the leadership level to the shop floor. But many find that getting workers from all levels involved can be a challenge. Dive into the best practices underway that you can take back to your business to create a more inclusive environment.
  • ..and more!

A note on COVID-19:

Due to venue capacity, we have an attendance cap of 35 to ensure the safety and social distancing of our guests and staff.

We ask that one representative from each company attend in person, and welcome multiple attendees from each company to attend the virtual experience held on December 14.

Dec 14 Virtual Experience

The Manufacturing Institute is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Proof of vaccination is required and face masks will need to be worn while inside at the event. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].