The Manufacturing Institute, the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, has announced a partnership between the Institute’s STEP Women’s Initiative and POLITICO’s Women Rule for a series of upcoming events to highlight the opportunities for women in manufacturing. Powered by POLITICO, Women Rule seeks to create opportunities for women to advance their leadership skills, knowledge and network through carefully tailored programming, events and insightful content.
Now in its 7th year, the STEP Women’s Initiative aims to close the gender gap in manufacturing and works to foster a 21st-century manufacturing workforce by honoring and promoting the role of women in the manufacturing industry. The Institute does this through recognition, research and leadership, as well as by empowering STEP alumnae to pay it forward by mentoring and inspiring the next generation. On Thursday, the Institute honored 130 of the best female leaders in the manufacturing industry at its marquee event, the annual 2019 STEP Ahead Awards program at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.