Women in Manufacturing summit set for September

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017 12:41
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

HARTFORD - More than 300 women are expected to attend the seventh annual Women in Manufacturing Summit Sept. 13-15.

The group announced Thursday the event will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center. Its stated purpose is to demonstrate and applaud the state’s “legacy of excellence in manufacturing and STEM education.”

According to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, about 98 percent of students who graduate from skilled training programs in Connecticut find well-paying jobs.

The three-day conference is designed to support, promote and inspire women in the manufacturing industry.

Women in Manufacturing is the only national association dedicated to supporting women in the manufacturing sector with year-round programming and a national directory for women in the industry.

The theme for this year’s Summit is “Unified in Manufacturing.” Events, speakers and discussions are planned to emphasize the diverse nature of manufacturing and the women who make up its workforce. Guests will attend plenary sessions with high-profile speakers, participate in educational breakout sessions and network with peers.

“The ‘Unified in Manufacturing’ theme was inspired by our members - remarkable women from every part of the manufacturing industry and every rung on the leadership ladder,” said President Allison Grealis. “Our summits bring these women together to support and learn from one another, united under one common denominator: a passion for manufacturing. At this year’s summit, we will simultaneously celebrate the diverse nature of our industry and the unity of women in manufacturing.”

The summit will begin with a tour of some of Hartford’s advanced manufacturing facilities to highlight the work being done. These manufacturers include Trumpf Inc., CNC Software Inc., Pratt & Whitney and Kaman Corp.

For more information visit womeninmanufacturing.org/summit2017/home.

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or aderosa@centralctcommunications.com

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, , New Britain on Friday, 14 July 2017 12:41. Updated: Friday, 14 July 2017 12:43.