Panel Discussion on Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Women in Manufacturing
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Arbor Lakes Room
Monday May 7, 2018
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Registration/Networking
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Program – Panel Discussion
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking Reception – Hot appetizers & cash bar
With manufacturers facing a severe shortage of qualified workers, it’s time to invest in the largest untapped talent pool – WOMEN. Women constitute about 47% of the US labor force but only a third of the manufacturing workforce. Research shows that gender diversity benefits a manufacturing company through enhanced ability to innovate, greater return on investments, and increased profitability.
Please join us at this Gears & Gadgets where our panel of female manufacturing Executives discuss the role of women in manufacturing and offer creative solutions based on their personal experiences.
- What is being done to attract young girls to a career in manufacturing?.
- How can manufacturing companies attract, retain and promote females?
- What are potential career paths for women in manufacturing?
- What type of skills do women bring to manufacturing that can be a competitive advantage for your company?
- Where do women in a male dominated company find support or a mentor?
- Anja White, MBA. General Manager of Sparton Corporation
- Linda Besse, SPHR, MBA. Human Resources Manager of Bayer Interior Woods, Inc
- Diane Bartels, Division Operations Manager, Parker Hannifin
- Lori Tapani; Co-Owner of Wyoming Machine
Moderator: Marni Hockenberg, Founder of Gears & Gadgets and Principal of Hockenberg Search
You don’t want to miss out on this dynamic panel!
To qualify for attendance at Gears & Gadgets, one must be a manufacturing business owner or currently employed manufacturing Executive. This focused approach will enable Gears & Gadgets attendees to engage in conversations that directly pertain to industry issues within their respective manufacturing companies.
Registration ends Friday, May 4, 2018
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors for making this Gears & Gadgets possible!
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About Minnesota Manufacturing Executive & Gears & Gadgets
Founded in 2012, Gears & Gadgets is an exclusive quarterly event for Minnesota Manufacturing Executives to discuss industry trends and develop synergistic connections. A typical event showcases a manufacturing industry speaker followed by a networking reception with hot appetizers and cash bar. Manufacturing business owners and executives are eligible to attend.
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