2014 STEP Awards- Recognizing Women in Manufacturing

Yesterday the Manufacturing Institute recognized  160 Women for their leadership and contributions to manufacturing.

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The STEP Awards recognize women at all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to the C-suite. The STEP Awards call for women in Science, Technology, Engineering or Production roles who have made significant achievements in manufacturing through their positive impact on a company’s product development, process improvement, project, sale, or other similar activities.

PMPA is proud that 4 of our members were selected to receive this honor:

The STEP awards are just one part of the Step Ahead initiative which calls for action to:

  • Honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their manufacturing careers;
  • Celebrate exciting careers in manufacturing to help change negative perceptions of the industry;
  • Help close the skills gap by developing a more diverse workforce and attracting, retaining and advancing female talent in the manufacturing industry;
  • Continue to ensure new opportunities for women in the manufacturing industry;
  • Empower today’s current manufacturing leaders to help inspire the next-generation of leadership and talent.

Manufacturers need to find people with skills and talent. Women have skills and talent. Let’s not forget them  in our search.