Announcements

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED - 2020 STEP Ahead Nominations

    Busy with MFG Day and hoping for an extension? We’ve got you covered.

    Nominations for The Manufacturing Institute’s 2020 STEP Ahead Awards have been extended to Friday, October 11, 11:59 pm EST.

    The Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards provide individuals and companies with a national platform to honor and promote the role of women at all levels of manufacturing—from the factory floor to the C-suite—who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and production (STEP) careers.

    To date, The Manufacturing Institute has honored more than 900 women. Through nominating individuals for the STEP Ahead Awards, companies can showcase the outstanding achievements made by leading women in their industry and help foster a 21st-century manufacturing workforce that gives women the recognition and support they deserve.

    The annual STEP Ahead Awards gala is an opportunity to recognize exceptional women in manufacturing, and the associated two-day professional development program equips honorees with the tools to mentor and inspire the next generation—and inspires them to pay it forward.

    Don’t miss out on the last chance to recognize an outstanding female leader in the manufacturing. Go to www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/nominate to nominate today!
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED - 2020 STEP Ahead Nominations

    Busy with MFG Day and hoping for an extension? We’ve got you covered.

    Nominations for The Manufacturing Institute’s 2020 STEP Ahead Awards have been extended to Friday, October 11, 11:59 pm EST.

    The Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards provide individuals and companies with a national platform to honor and promote the role of women at all levels of manufacturing—from the factory floor to the C-suite—who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and production (STEP) careers.

    To date, The Manufacturing Institute has honored more than 900 women. Through nominating individuals for the STEP Ahead Awards, companies can showcase the outstanding achievements made by leading women in their industry and help foster a 21st-century manufacturing workforce that gives women the recognition and support they deserve.

    The annual STEP Ahead Awards gala is an opportunity to recognize exceptional women in manufacturing, and the associated two-day professional development program equips honorees with the tools to mentor and inspire the next generation—and inspires them to pay it forward.

    Don’t miss out on the last chance to recognize an outstanding female leader in the manufacturing. Go to www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/nominate to nominate today!

  • New Partnership with Politico

    Last week, we announced the exciting new partnership between Politico’s Women Rule and The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Women’s Initiative.

    As part of that partnership, Politico’s Anna Palmer recorded an episode of the Women Rule podcast at the STEP Ahead Awards last week in which she talked with Framebridge Founder and CEO Susan Tynan. The podcast is now live!

    The partnership will continue with a series of regional STEP Forward events throughout the year—all aimed at closing the gender gap in manufacturing and spotlighting the high-paying, high-tech career opportunities for women in the industry.
  • STEP Ahead Awards -- One week out!

    We are so excited to welcome our 130 Honorees and Emerging Leaders to DC next week -- and in the peak of Cherry Blossom season!  Our Honorees and Emerging Leaders will participate in two days of leadership programming and professional development featuring sessions such as StrengthsFinder and EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence), negotiation tactics, and community engagement, then they will be celebrated in closing with a gala where they will receive their awards.  

    In support of the Honorees and Emerging Leaders, please post on social media using the #MFGWomen hashtag -- we're thrilled to welcome the new class and meet all of these amazing women changing the manufacturing industry!​
  • We're Live! Meet the 2019 STEP Ahead Honorees and Emerging Leaders!

    The Manufacturing Institute is proud to announce our 100 Honorees and 30 Emerging Leaders for the STEP Ahead Awards 2019! Our Honorees and Emerging Leaders come from 100 different companies, represent all levels of manufacturing, and show the diversity of manufacturing careers.  We are thrilled to have our 2019 Honorees and Emerging Leaders join us in DC on April 10th and 11th for the STEP Ahead Program.  Meet our new class in the link attached!