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 through recognition, research and leadership, encouraging them to engage their skills in modern manufacturing and supporting their efforts to pay it forward and mentor the next generation.
STEP Women's Initiative
The STEP—Science, Technology, Engineering and Production—Women’s Initiative is the nation’s marquee program to close the gender gap in manufacturing. STEP works by empowering and inspiring women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and leadership, as well as by motivating alumnae to pay it forward by mentoring the next generation.