17
Oct

2019 Class of Influential Women In Manufacturing Celebrated During October 4 Award Luncheon

Written by Chris McNamara The gathering of manufacturing leaders in the conference room at Chicago’s MxD on October 4 was unusual for its celebratory feel. And, also, because this gathering of manufacturing leaders was predominately female. The second-annual Influential Women In Manufacturing (IWIM) luncheon was underway, celebrating the 2019 class of professionals pushing boundaries—of all...
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12
Sep

IWIM welcomes mHUB and the Institute of Asset Management as supporting partners

SCHAUMBURG, IL/September 12, 2019: Influential Women in Manufacturing (IWIM) is proud to announce the addition of two new supporting partners: mHUB, based in Chicago, and the Institute of Asset Management (IAM), with global headquarters in Bristol, U.K. As supporting partners, mHUB and the IAM are engaging with IWIM in its mission to “amplify + connect”...
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6
Sep

Q&A: The outlook from a newly minted engineer

Raquel Miera graduated from Loyola University Chicago in May with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, and in July, she started as an engineering research assistant for the American Dental Association. Before stepping into her first post-grad role, Miera talked with Influential Women in Manufacturing intern Alexandra Ditoro, a current Loyola student, about what inspired...
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2
Aug

How to network more effectively, from the CEO of SWE

What kind of impact can participation in women’s networking events have for attendees? As noted last year in the Harvard Business Review, 78% of attendees surveyed following a women’s networking event said they felt “more optimistic about the future” after attending the event. 71% said they felt “more connected to others.” Conferences and events present...
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25
Jul

2019 IWIM Awards Luncheon Panelists Announced

Influential Women in Manufacturing is excited to announce the panel lineup for the 2019 IWIM awards luncheon, taking place at digital manufacturing institute MxD in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 4. The awards luncheon, which coincides with Manufacturing Day 2019, will feature a discussion with three women who are moving the needle for women in manufacturing...
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24
Jul

IWIM honoree Karla Trotman comments on digitalization in discrete manufacturing

The process for digitalization is different for discrete manufacturers compared to process manufacturers. In a recent Smart Industry article, COO of Electro Soft Inc. and 2019 Influential Women in Manufacturing honoree Karla Trotman comments on the challenges and pay-offs associated with digitalization in discrete manufacturing, as well as her own experiences as a discrete manufacturer...
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3
Jul

OCTC’s Sheri Plain Named a 2019 IWIM

Owensboro, Ky.-based Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) announced that Sheri Plain, director of Workforce Services in OCTC’s Workforce Solutions department, has been named one of twenty-seven honorees recognized as 2019’s Influential Women in Manufacturing. Chosen from more than 120 nominations, Sheri joins the ranks of CEO’s, senior engineers and members of congress, and she...
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