There is far more than just one universal solution to attract more women to the manufacturing sector. Detailed reports highlight how manufacturers need a succession plan for their workforce, and recruiting more women by instilling a supportive work culture can bolster the industry with the top female talent.
Women from across the country converged on Dearborn, Mich., this week for the third annual Women in Manufacturing Summit.
At the Women in Manufacturing Summit in Dearborn Mich., Diana Perreiah, the vice president of Alcoa’s Building and Construction Systems business, gave this exclusive interview with ThomasNet News about the company’s advanced manufacturing efforts and honed in on the company’s desire to attract and retain more women in the workforce. Read more
With approximately 34,000 U.S. troops set to return from Afghanistan by 2014, scores of veterans will soon be on the hunt for civilian jobs. While unemployment for recent veterans fell last year, other reports paint a different picture for women veterans, who are struggling to find jobs that match their skills. Read more
Although women have made great strides in formerly male-dominated professions in the last few decades, engineering remains one of the occupations where female employees are severely underrepresented. Why is the gender divide still so wide in technical fields? Read more
Women represent a low percentage of the manufacturing workforce, but new reports signal their growing role — more females are enrolling in manufacturing education. And that’s not to say women haven’t been making an impact in manufacturing either. This month, over 100 women across the country were honored for their industry achievements. Read more