About Our Partners

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MxD (Manufacturing times Digital) launched in Chicago in 2014 with $80 million in federal funding. Its mission is to drive the digital future of manufacturing, pioneering new technologies that make America’s industrial base and warfighters more resilient and agile Formerly known as the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, MxD rebranded in 2019 after receiving an additional $10 million in guaranteed funding from the U.S. Department of Defense for 2019. Visit the MxD Website

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Empowering Women in Industry 2019 is a one-day conference scheduled for September 26th in Chicago, Illinois that will close with an Awards dinner celebrating women making a difference in our industries! The conference will be filled with keynotes and interactive workshops around living the change, overcoming limiting beliefs, mentoring, negotiation, personal branding and networking, mental toughness, and other topics designed for women in male-dominated industries. Visit the Empowering Women in Industry 2019 website

Fairygodboss is the largest female career community where highly motivated and authentic women can connect with other career-minded individuals to share real-life experiences and help one another to succeed. The platform supports women in their careers through free resources like company reviews, over 70,000 job listings, virtual recruiting events and a community where users can be honest about their triumphs and failures either as themselves or anonymously. Visit Fairygodboss to learn more