Virtual STEP Forward: The Current State of Women in Manufacturing



While women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force, they represent only 28.5% of the manufacturing labor force. With the current and growing talent shortage, the industry has an opportunity to mitigate the skills gap by encouraging more women to join the ranks of manufacturing employees.

The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Forward program, an integral part of the Institute’s STEP Women’s Initiative, provides women in manufacturing with an opportunity to hear from industry leaders, connect with their peers in industry and learn best practices they can bring back to their company.

Join us as we host an informative, thought-provoking and best practices focused session on the Current State of Women in Manufacturing. We will be joined by a panel of manufacturing workforce leaders at the forefront of shaping and leading manufacturing industry efforts towards advancing women in manufacturing and engaging the next generation in the industry.

Breakout Sessions

After the panel discussion, make plans to participate in one of three breakout sessions where participants will share their personal experiences and best practices in:

  • Effectively leveraging Women Employee Resource Groups
  • Supporting Working Parents and Caregivers
  • Career Development & Advancement

Don’t miss this chance to hear from leading manufacturing workforce leaders, network with your industry peers, and learn best practices aimed at advancing the current and attracting the next generation of female leaders in manufacturing.

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