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2020 STEP Ahead Awards Nominations OPEN

  • 1.  2020 STEP Ahead Awards Nominations OPEN

    Posted 08-01-2019 14:18

    Nominations for The Manufacturing Institute's 2020 STEP Ahead Awards are officially open and will close on MFG Day – Friday, October 4, 2019. Nominate an outstanding female in manufacturing by visiting

    Recognizing women at all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to the c-suite, the Institute's STEP Women's Initiative is dedicated to fostering a 21st century manufacturing workforce that gives women the recognition and support they deserve through a national gala and two-day professional development program. We hope you will nominate a female peer or colleague for this prestigious award to honor women in manufacturing and celebrate their accomplishments to inspire the next generation. 

    Nominations Guide is available and includes helpful information for companies to get started, best practices to streamline internal processes, FAQ's and more. Please note, based on industry feedback, we've implemented some new changes to the 2020 application process.

    • A maximum of ten applications may be submitted by a single company
    • Companies are encouraged to have one point of contact for nominations. We've included best practices beginning on page 11 in the Nominations Guide for strategies to streamline internal processes.

    For sponsorship opportunities, please let me know. General inquiries can be addressed to the STEP Ahead Team at [email protected].


    AJ Jorgenson
    VP, Strategic Engagement
    The Manufacturing Institute
    Washington DC