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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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28
Jun

Endress+Hauser’s Adrianna Swift named among the 2019 honorees

Endress+Hauser‘s Adrianna Swift has been named among Putman Media‘s 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing. The 27 honorees are recognized for their change leadership in manufacturing—their risk-embracing work that serves to move the needle on asset management and reliability, digital transformation, workforce development, and other elements critical to ensuring the manufacturing industry’s readiness to...
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27
Jun

Tate & Lyle’s Arial Ruble named one of the most Influential Women in Manufacturing

Tate & Lyle, a global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, announced that Arial Ruble, Refinery Manager at the company’s facility in Loudon, Tennessee, has been included in Putman Media’s  Influential Women in Manufacturing Class of 2019. The industry news publisher recognized Arial in this national award program for her leadership at work, where...
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8
May

Influential Women in Manufacturing launches first of its kind Career Development and Gender Diversity Survey

These numbers speak loudly for those of us working in the many facets of manufacturing: Women make up 47% of the U.S. labor force Women make up 29% of the manufacturing workforce As the U.S. manufacturing industry faces significant skilled-labor shortages, manufacturing plants and facilities are simultaneously contending with critical leadership transitions at all levels. Knowing...
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10
Apr

Meet Corlis Murray, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services at Abbott

In a recent article for Forbes, author Nicole Fisher interviews Corlis Murray, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services at Abbott. As the top engineer at Abbott, a $31 billion heath care company, Corlis Murray knows a thing or two about being a successful woman in the STEM world. But it’s not her...
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