STEP Forward: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Forward program, an integral part of the Institute’s STEP Women’s Initiative, provides women in manufacturing with an opportunity to hear from industry leaders, connect with their peers and learn best practices they can bring back to their companies.

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The manufacturing industry is at a crossroads: identify and implement ways to close the gender gap or risk missing the opportunity to strengthen our future workforce.

Join us for a free, in-person STEP Forward networking event focused on how we can better recruit and retain women in the manufacturing industry. Complimentary beverages and light fare will be provided. There is no cost to attend.

What to expect:

  • The latest data and stats on women in manufacturing
  • Insights and first-hand experiences on what it is like for a woman navigating a career in the industry
  • A networking reception to create and strengthen connections with manufacturers and female colleagues and peers

Women represent the largest untapped talent pool for manufacturers. With a potential 2.1 million jobs going unfilled by 2030, the industry cannot afford to stand idly by.

An important note on COVID-19:

The Manufacturing Institute is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, as of now, face masks will need to be worn while inside at the event. Manufacturing Institute events are designed for attendees that are vaccinated. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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