30
Nov

Exploring the challenges of being a woman CEO

In a recent article for Greenville News, author Angelia Davis profiles women in leadership. Manufacturing merino wool yarn is not what attorney Kim Kent imagined she’d be focused on at this point in her career. But that’s been the rewarding, yet challenging role Kent took on when her husband died unexpectedly in September 2017. Kim...
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30
Nov

Women in STEM bring new perspectives and ideas

In a recent article for Forbes, author Bianca Barratt examines how gender parity in the workplace could increase the global GDP. As it stands, only 24% of UK STEM roles are held by women and the country has the lowest percentage of female engineers in Europe – something that none governmental organisations such as WISE...
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29
Nov

SHINE report highlights Dow’s inclusion strategy

Dow has released its first-ever annual Inclusion Report, titled SHINE, which puts a spotlight on the Company’s global INclusion 2020 strategy and progress in 2017. Dow accelerated actions, deepened its commitment to strengthening inclusion and diversity (I&D) across the organization and implemented a fully integrated and holistic strategy. This included institutionalizing a new I&D governance...
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28
Nov

W.E. Cornell program offers entrepreneurial advice to women in STEM

In a recent article for The Cornell Daily Sun, author Vivian Fan explores the W.E. Cornell program. W.E. Cornell, a new entrepreneurship program that provides women in STEM with entrepreneurial skill sets and confidence, recently accepted 22 women as its first cohort of students. Andrea Ippolito ’06 M.Eng ’07, executive director of Cornell’s engineering management...
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14
Nov

Advice from women in plastic who are breaking the mold

In a recent article for Plastics News, author Don Loepp shares stories from the Women Breaking the Mold conference. It’s natural for women managers in the plastics industry to feel isolated. At the Women Breaking the Mold conference in Chicago, some seasoned managers had advice for colleagues dealing with the male-centric plastics culture. Stacey Chapman...
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13
Nov

5 ways to improve gender representation in manufacturing

In a recent article for Oregon Business, author Jon Shadel profiles five experts who share their perspectives on how to close the gender gap. In the mid-’90s, women made up only about a fourth of the manufacturing workforce in Oregon. Two decades later, that number remains unchanged. And the picture looks just as dim at...
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12
Nov

Meet Sandra McQuain, COO for Baker Manufacturing

In a recent article for KALB-TV News Channel 5, author Allison Bazzle profiles Sandra McQuain, chief operating officer for Baker Manufacturing. There is never a dull day at Baker Manufacturing for Chief Operating Officer Sandra McQuain, who balances productivity and innovation. “I get to feel the pulse of the organization,” McQuain said. “I get to...
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12
Nov

How to deal with discrimination as a female business owner

In a recent article for Manufacturing.net, author Joyce M. Rosenberg examines gender discrimination faced by female business owners. It can be subtle, like failing to make eye contact with a woman business owner but engaging in animated conversation with her male co-owner. Or more blatant, like asking an owner who’s seeking investor money if she...
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10
Nov

10 initiatives to retain and advance women in STEM

In a recent article for TechRepublic, author Macy Bayern explores the results of a recent Center for Talent and Innovation study. While STEM employers have spent large sums of time and money trying to close the gender gap in their companies, many highly qualified women in these fields still feel trapped in their positions, according...
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