28
Feb

5 strides made by women in STEM in 2018

In a recent article for Bustle, author JR Thorpe examines the achievements of women in STEM in 2018. In many ways, 2018 was a groundbreaking year. For women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and girls who hope one day to be changing the world through STEM, it’s been a showcase of the power of...
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26
Feb

Overcoming biases in the engineering workplace

In a recent article for Control, author Greg McMillan interviews Diane Doise, Outreach Chair for the Society of Woman Engineers, Baton Rouge. Over my 50-year career in the automation profession, the best performers in terms of communication skill complementing technical capability were mainly women. However, many of them moved on to other professions where they...
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26
Feb

11 women in STEM you need to know

In a recent article for TNW, author Cara Curtis lists TNW’s editorial picks for the top 11 women in STEM in 2018. You’ve heard it a million times before — in the science, technology, engineering, and math industries, women are still grossly underrepresented. Currently, women are only nine percent of IT leaders around the world....
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6
Feb

Gender diversity is good for business

When Putman Media launched the Influential Women in Manufacturing recognition program last year, we editors were all keenly aware of much-talked-about statistics about the U.S. manufacturing industry’s projected workforce shortage. According to Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute’s 2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap study, U.S. manufacturers could face a shortfall of 2.4 million workers by 2028. It’s...
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17
Dec

AIChE honors its Rising Stars

More than fifty exceptional women from companies around the world participated at a Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women in Engineering, December 11, 2018, in New York City. The workshop — sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and held in advance of AIChE’s 2018 fundraising gala devoted to inspiring women in engineering...
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17
Dec

Why are there so few women CEOs?

In a recent article for The Harbus, author Kevin Sharer examines the shortage of women CEOs. Mary Barra, the highly regarded CEO of General Motors pictured above, is part of a very, very small group of women CEOs. Mary is a GM lifer who rose through the manufacturing ranks to earn the job five years...
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14
Dec

Advice for women in manufacturing

In a recent article for Manufacturing.net, author Ginger Butz, Business Segment Director at Morey, offers advice to women on how to fast-track a career in manufacturing. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my time in manufacturing, it’s that credibility carries plenty of weight. Wondering how to earn the trust of your male counterparts? Get...
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