The WiM is Thrilled to Announce 15 Outstanding Women Leaders Who Make Up Inaugural Class of WiM Hall of Fame Inductees

Women in Manufacturing | August 04, 2020

The Women in Manufacturing® Association is thrilled to announce 15 outstanding women leaders who make up the inaugural class of Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductees. The group will be officially welcomed to the Hall of Fame with a ceremony and celebration on October 1, 2020 as part of WiM’s 10th annual SUMMIT event.

With the health and safety of the honorees and supporters in mind, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony – along with all other WiM SUMMIT programming – will be held virtually.

The Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame honors women who have, over the course of their careers, made exceptional contributions to the manufacturing industry and to the advancement of women in the field. The inductees embody WiM’s mission of supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in the manufacturing industry.

Spotlight

The future of manufacturing is in technology. It’s obvious that the next generation of manufacturing champions will come from companies that leverage technology to drive innovation. However, only 10 percent of companies around the world describe themselves as fully digital – a small fraction of today’s highly competitive and technologically driven world.

Spotlight

The future of manufacturing is in technology. It’s obvious that the next generation of manufacturing champions will come from companies that leverage technology to drive innovation. However, only 10 percent of companies around the world describe themselves as fully digital – a small fraction of today’s highly competitive and technologically driven world.

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