Separate registration required for Day 1 and Day 2. Be sure to sign up for both days!

This two-day virtual institute will provide manufacturing industry leaders and others interested in increasing diversity a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn about and discuss best practices for hiring, training, and retaining women;
  • Help the manufacturing industry build a more robust talent pipeline;
  • Hear from federal officials, national leaders, and tradeswomen about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Tuesday, September 15

Why Women: The Importance of Women to the Manufacturing Sector

Hear from federal officials and national and local leaders about the impact women workers have had and can have in the manufacturing sector. Then, catch an honest discussion between tradeswomen and employers as they strategize collective solutions for recruiting and retaining women in manufacturing.


Wednesday, September 16

What Works: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing

Learn how to address implicit bias in application and assessment practices and how to create an equitable preparatory/pre-apprenticeship program. Then, understand the experiences of women of color in manufacturing, and gain practical skills in understanding microaggressions and becoming an ally in support of tradeswomen’s success.