Women have been transforming manufacturing for years, though representation remains low. Only 29% of the manufacturing workforce is female, according to Deloitte. This makes excellent women leadership even more vital to attract new female talent.
Examples of strong and smart leadership from women in manufacturing are everywhere. We’ve put together a list of women who influence manufacturing, whether by innovating, founding companies or writing about the industry.
These women show true (wo)manpower in the manufacturing space:
1. Allison Grealis, Founder of Women in Manufacturing
2. Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo
3. Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
4. Amy Feldman, Writer at Forbes
5. Patrice Banks, CEO of Girls Auto Clinic
Patrice Banks founded the Girls Auto Clinic for women-led car repairs. She’s also a renowned speaker who focuses on women, business leadership, innovation, technology and STEM education.
6. Jill Jusko, Senior Editor at IndustryWeek
Jill Jusko is an IndustryWeek editor focused on manufacturing operations. She writes about what manufacturing facilities are doing right by showcasing new innovations in logistics and productivity.
7. Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor of Additive Manufacturing Magazine
8. Karen Norheim, Executive Vice President at American Crane
9. Aneesa Muthana, President & Co-Owner of Pioneer Service, Inc.
As you can see, these women are transforming the manufacturing industry and leading us in new and exciting directions. You can follow them on Twitter for more updates on what they’re currently working on.
At the same time, Influential Women in Manufacturing honors influential women and you can see a long list of honorees here. The Women in Manufacturing association also runs a #WiMHearHerStory series to highlight women leaders working in manufacturing.
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