Stepping Up to Make an Impact that Matters
Manufacturing faces a serious skills gap. Part of this gap is the underrepresentation of women in the industry. While women make up approximately 50% of the labor force, that number is only about 29% in the manufacturing labor force.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative honors and promotes the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards recognize women at all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to the C-suite.
Nominees will be selected by The Manufacturing Institute STEP Ahead Awards Review Committee based on specific contributions or technical achievements the nominee has made for her company, the manufacturing industry, and her community.