Women in Manufacturing™(WiM) is the only national trade association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. A couple of weeks ago, the Pennslyvania Chapter of WiM held it’s first meeting of the 2017 in Mars, PA to discuss formalizing regional needs. The Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) attended, along with a few manufacturing leaders in the NW PA region. Since the meeting, we have learned of many more women from northwestern PA who are interested in getting involved with the PA Chapter of WiM and bringing programs and events to this area. The group hopes to focus meetings and activities on professional development at all levels, leadership skills, and creating awareness for all types of career opportunities available for women in manufacturing. NWIRC is hoping to get more and more women in NW PA involved with the Chapter. If you are interested in receiving information about future meetings and programs, please email Laurie Knoll or Susan Hileman with your contact information.