The deadline is quickly approaching to nominate women in manufacturing for the 2019 STEP Ahead Awards. Is there a peer or colleague of yours who deserves national recognition and can encourage others to follow her lead? Visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/nominate to submit your nomination.
The NAM's Manufacturing Institute's STEP Ahead Awards provide a national platform to honor women in manufacturing and celebrate their accomplishments so that we can inspire the next generation. Recognition of outstanding female leadership helps to empower the next generation of talent by shining a spotlight on successful role models they can aspire to. It is important to note, this program is more than just a ceremony to recognize accomplishments as manufacturers, it also honors individual contributions to the community.
This program is special to me because while I pursued STEM in college, I was deterred by the visible lack of success for females and chose not to pursue a STEM field after graduating. I was unaware of the existing women in the industry not just surviving, but thriving in their fields. Each year I am continually astounded by the extraordinary women in manufacturing that we have the honor of recognizing. This program raises the visibility of potential mentors to help inspire the next generation, and that's why STEP matters to me.
Nominations will close on October 5, 2018 11:59 EDT. Feel free to checkout the online Nominations Guide which includes helpful information on the nomination process.