STEP Forward Arkansas

The Manufacturing Institute and ABB, Inc. are pleased to present Science, Technology, Engineering, & Production (STEP) Forward

STEP Forward is part of the Institute’s larger STEP Women’s Initiative to empower women in manufacturing. The STEP Forward networking series is designed to provide attendees an opportunity to discuss best practices and solutions to attract and retain women in the industry.


2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Welcome Remarks

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. STEPx: Tackling the Tough Issues

Presenters will share their toughest challenges in the workplace and how to overcome these challenges in this TedTalk style session.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Building Your Networks

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, this session is designed to support problem solving by building and expanding individual networks.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Engaging Youth Discussion

Young people are among our most innovative thinkers. The challenge for manufacturers is figuring out how to engage youth in an authentic way. Hear from the next generation of talent on the best ways to engage and attract youth to manufacturing careers.

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Join us for a networking reception following the program. Complimentary beverages and light fare will be provided.

We would be delighted to count you and your colleagues among our group of leaders at this event. From the C-Suite to the factory floor, it is together that we can take the next STEP Forward.