2021 STEP Ahead Awards

The 2021 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards will take place in Washington, D.C. on November 4, 2021.

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Recognizing Women in Science, Technology and Engineering

The ninth 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.

Rising to the Challenge

This year, manufacturers proved again how critical and impactful their role is to keep our country safe. We recognize the immense contributions women manufacturers have made to the world, inspiring girls in the next generation to dream of what they can do through manufacturing to close the gender gap.

In 2021, 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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