*Excerpt taken from Study Introduction*
Women make up 47% of the U.S. labor force but just 29% of the manufacturing workforce. As the U.S. manufacturing industry faces significant skilled-labor shortages and plants contend with critical leadership transitions at all levels, women are playing a crucial role in evolving the industry for the future.
To analyze how the manufacturing industry and those that serve it are encouraging diversity and development in their workforces to ensure longevity, the Influential Women in Manufacturing program conducted its first-ever Gender Diversity and Career Development Survey.
This special report details the results of that survey.