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Women in Manufacturing Summit Podcast: Diana Perreiah, Alcoa, on Advanced Manufacturing

Oct 23, 2013

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. 

Perreiah, who was at the event as part of the "Best Practices for Manufacturing Excellence" panel, also discussed Alcoa's recent effort in joining President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee 2.0, which the White House describes as part of a larger effort to maintain U.S. leadership in the emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs to bolster U.S competitiveness.

Perreiah went on to reflect on her own career as a woman in a leadership position and why attending the summit is important to her. Listen to the full interview below.


The Women in Manufacturing Summit, in its third year, is an effort to support and engage women in industry. The two-day event includes networking sessions, presentations on topics ranging from supply chain to high-energy engagement, and an opportunity for the newest members in industry to connect with career veterans from businesses across the country.

For more on the Women in Manufacturing Summit, see coverage in ThomasNet News Career Journal.