The Women in Manufacturing Success Forum is a national platform for women working in manufacturing to speak up and create change they want to see in the industry. It is a unique opportunity for business leaders to get inspired by the stories of women and identify ways they can set the pace in creating workplaces that are more diverse and inclusive.
The Women in Manufacturing Success Forum is a celebration of the success of women in manufacturing and is the first event to encourage mentorship, community-building and experience-sharing amongst female peers.
Attracting and retaining more women in the workforce is the key to a stronger manufacturing workforce. Be part of the change.
Rhonda Barnet, President & COO, Steelworks Design and Chair of CME’s National Board of Directors
Opening Remarks: Ms. Barnet shares her experience working in the manufacturing sector and how she broke the glass ceiling to become the first women chair of CME’s National Board
Tessa Myers, Vice President, North America Sales, Services and Solutions, Rockwell Automation and Chair of CME’s Women in Manufacturing Working Group
State of Women in Manufacturing: Ms. Myers gives an overview of what it means to be a woman working in the manufacturing sector in 2018, talks about the challenges and opportunities highlighted in CME’s Women in Manufacturing action plan and how she will lead the working group to overcome the roadblocks.
Inclusion in the Workplace: What are the concerns of women working in the manufacturing sector? What are the best practices? Business leaders share what employers need to know to create a work environment that is welcoming and inclusive.
Work-life Balance: What are creative ways for employers to improve work-life balance for their employees? What are the best accommodations for both women and men who have unavoidable family obligations.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Welcome Remarks
8:40 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Diversity in the Workplace
9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. State of Women in Manufacturing
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Discussion Topic 1: Inclusion in the Workplace
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Discussion Topic 2: Work-life Balance
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. STEM Success Story
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Government Address
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Luncheon
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