STEP ahead awards stage photograph

The Manufacturing Institute offers STEP Ahead Awards sponsorship opportunities to companies and organizations that place a priority on female talent and the need for attracting, advancing, and retaining more women to our industry.

Engagement Opportunities

Chairwoman: Not Available

Vice Chairwoman: Available

Strategic Underwriter: $75,000 – $100,000

  • STEP Ahead Awards Program Sponsor
    • Custom sponsorship package
    • Verbal acknowledgement from The Manufacturing Institute for leadership role in the STEP Initiative
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition in the STEP Ahead Awards event.
  • Sponsored Entertainment Break
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition during performance
  • Dinner Sponsor
    • Verbal acknowledgement from The Manufacturing Institute for leadership role at the STEP Ahead Awards Dinner
    • Two tables of 10 at the dinner (preferential seating)
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition in the STEP Awards dinner event program
    • All the benefits of Table Sponsor at the STEP Awards dinner in Washington, D.C.
  • Crystal Award Sponsor (filled)
    • This year’s award is a stunning crystal etched STEP “boot in motion,” which will be given to Honorees during the STEP Awards dinner program

Platinum Sponsors: $30,000 – $70,000

  • STEP Women in Manufacturing Leadership Video
    • Co-branding with The Manufacturing Institute on the Women in Manufacturing Leadership Video
    • Verbal acknowledgement for support of the Leadership Video by The Manufacturing Institute at the STEP Ahead Ahead Awards
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition in the STEP Ahead Awards event program
    • One table of 10 at the STEP Ahead Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
  • Full Gift Sponsor
    • Custom built swag boxes for registered attendees, including branded assets
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition in the STEP Ahead Awards event program
    • One table of 10 at the STEP Ahead Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
  • Banner Sponsor
    • A total of six (6) opportunities for banner representation exist to highlight your organization’s unique investment made on behalf of women and support for this important aspect of our industry
    • Co-branding with The Manufacturing Institute on one banner showcasing contributions made by women in manufacturing (final design and content at the discretion of the Institute and will be consistent with all other banner sponsors)
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition in the STEP Ahead Awards event program
    • One table of 10 at the STEP Ahead Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
  • Session Sponsor (five available)
    • The Session sponsor supports honoree professional development and helps to expand and strengthen their personal network
    • Verbal acknowledgement for selected programming support from The Manufacturing  Institute during the STEP Ahead Leadership Program in 2021
    • Optional participation in a webinar on our #MFGwomen community, offering thought leadership to more than 5,000+ members
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition in the STEP Ahead Awards event program
    • Organization’s name and recognition in STEP Ahead Awards related promotional activity (STEP Publications, Website, etc.)

Gold Sponsor: $5,000 – $12,500

  • Company Virtual Spotlight
    • A total of ten (10) opportunities for virtual spotlights exist to highlight your organization’s unique investment made on behalf of women and support for this important aspect of our industry
    • Honor your female leaders and how they are leading in the face of a pandemic through a 15 or 30 second video, featured at the 2021 STEP Ahead Awards
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition in the STEP Ahead Awards event program
  • Table Sponsor
    • One table for 10 guests at the STEP Ahead Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
    • Name and logo recognition in the STEP Ahead Awards Dinner Program
    • Organizations name and logo recognition in STEP Ahead Awards dinner-related promotional activity (STEP Ahead Publications, Website, etc.)
  • Class Gift Sponsor
    • Excite the 2021 Class of STEP Ahead with a branded asset shipped directly to the winners
    • Appropriate name and logo recognition in the STEP Ahead Awards event program

Contact

For companies interested in sponsoring the 2021 STEP Ahead Awards, please contact: