Women

Women today account for less than 1 in 3 manufacturing workers, despite representing about half of the overall workforce. Closing manufacturers’ gender gap is key to addressing manufacturing’s workforce crisis. That’s why The Manufacturing Institute is working to empower women…

35 x 30 | The Next STEP

With a proven record of accomplishment since its inception in 2006, The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Women’s Initiative will build on its success and go beyond just recognizing and connecting women to growing retention practices and focusing on recruitment as an…

Women MAKE America Initiative

Women MAKE America is the nation’s marquee program to close the gender gap in manufacturing. WMAworks to foster a 21st-century manufacturing workforce by empowering and inspiring women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and leadership, as well as by…

Mentorship Program

Over the next five years, The Manufacturing Institute’s Women MAKE America Mentoring Program will create a nationwide movement designed to change perceptions by training more than 1,000 female mentors and helping them connect to younger women in the industry and…

STEP Sponsor Opportunities

Be a part of the STEP Women’s Initiative and help our women and our industry rise to new heights. The Manufacturing Institute launched this initiative to honor and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research…

STEP Community

The STEP community is for all who are committed to closing the gender gap and advancing #MFGWomen. We encourage you to get engaged on social media to help empower and elevate women in the manufacturing industry. STEP Women’s Initiative LinkedIn…

UP Mentorship Program

Over the next five years, The Manufacturing Institute’s Women MAKE America Mentoring Program will create a nationwide movement designed to change perceptions by training more than 1,000 female mentors and helping them connect to younger women in the industry and…

2020 STEP Ahead Vice Chair

Kathy Wengel Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer Johnson & Johnson Kathy Wengel is Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer for Johnson & Johnson, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. A strong…