7
Nov

Haley Stevens, former director of workforce development and manufacturing engagement, wins Congressional seat

In a recent article for The Oakland Press, author Mark Cavitt reports Haley Stevens’ win in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. Democrat Haley Stevens has defeated Republican Lena Epstein in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, which stretches from Milford to Canton to Commerce Township. The 35-year-old Rochester Hills resident finished the night with 52.05 percent of the...
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6
Nov

Meet Juliana Lam, founder and managing director for Julius Industries

In a recent article for Eco-Business, author Hannah Koh profiles Juliana Lam, Julius Industries’ founder and managing director. When Julius Industries’ founder and managing director Juliana Lam began serving only vegetarian food in her factory’s staff canteen on Mondays, there was outrage, horror and ridicule. Workers at her glove-making factory in Guangzhou accused her of...
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3
Nov

Meet Lorraine Wagner, VP of manufacturing operations for Stihl

In a recent article for The Virginian-Pilot, author Kimberly Pierceall profiles Lorraine Wagner, vice president of operations at Stihl Inc. There are more women than ever running companies, running for office, running circles around stereotypes but there are still so few relative to men that it remains news. That’s why Lorraine Wagner is sitting at...
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3
Nov

Her story: Profiles of women in the industry

In a recent Modern Machine Shop article, author Emily Probst profiles three women who demonstrate how an inclusive workforce can help manufacturing thrive. While a good deal of the talk at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) focused on big data, automation and 3D-printing technologies, what struck me most was the undercurrent of change...
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30
Oct

In the Beginning…

Today I received an email that reminded me how far the Influential Women in Manufacturing program has come in such a short time. The Genesis The idea for Influential Women in Manufacturing came from a project I had worked on with Food Processing several years ago. The program highlighted women in the food and beverage...
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