A new study, Women in Manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters, was just released by Deloitte, The Manufacturing Institute, and APICS. The study confirms that increasing the number of women in manufacturing can have a substantial impact on closing the skills gap. The report includes information on the current state of women in manufacturing; recruiting, retaining, and advancing female talent; and rewards for manufacturers. “Women constitute one of US manufacturing’s largest pools of untapped talent,” as noted in the report. Find the complete study here.

For women with manufacturing careers in northwestern PA, there is new opportunity to network. The PA Chapter of Women in Manufacturing (WiM) will hold their next meeting on be June 8th  from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd in Cranberry Township PA. The educational topic for the meeting is “How to Network More Effectively”. For information on how to get involved, email lknoll@nwirc.org or shileman@nwirc.org.