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    More women in manufacturing will mean a more successful future for the industry.

    IndustryWeek said, "Despite making up about half of all workers overall, they account for less than one-third of manufacturing workers. Compounding this problem and creating an urgency around getting more women into manufacturing is the fact that plenty of jobs are out there ready to be filled, as manufacturers currently face a workforce crisis."

    Bringing more women into manufacturing could be a way to solve the skills gap, but that isn't the only reason we need more women. They can also help change the perception of the manufacturing industry, encouraging many to follow their path. Let's support women in STEM!

    Recommended ReadWomen Are Critical to Manufacturing's FutrueSource: http://www.industryweek.com

    Our STEP Forward events around the country over the course of the year work to educate manufacturers on attracting and retaining female employees, and our annual STEP Ahead Awards provide an opportunity to honor the accomplishments of exceptional women in manufacturing and arm them with the tools to pay it forward to inspire and mentor the next generation.That’s why each participant in the STEP Ahead Awards commits to paying it forward and inspiring the next generation of women in manufacturing.Read More

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