How to increase the number of women in manufacturing in 2018

A skilled workforce is the fuel for the manufacturing industry’s engine of growth. As per a report by Deloitte, approximately 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled in the U.S. from 2015 to 2025. It further forecasts that the skills gap will leave 2 million of these jobs unfilled. And without sufficient …

4 Women-owned manufacturing businesses

The Manufacturing Institute mentioned in a report that although women represent nearly 47% of the total US labor force, they make up less than a third (27%) of the manufacturing workforce. However, despite these numbers, modern women manufacturers have created noteworthy strides in what has been traditionally perceived as a male-oriented industry. Women in manufacturing are not just leading in …

Top women influencers in manufacturing – Part 3

Modern manufacturing has become a digitally driven sector, and it is no longer solely the “dirty and dangerous” occupation it has long been perceived to be. Today, there are many tech-centric and highly paid positions available at manufacturing companies. This makes a persuasive case for technologically savvy women to build a successful career in this sector. In our pursuit to attract more women to the …

Top Women Influencers in Manufacturing – Part 1

 “It is not inevitable, but it is highly likely, that manufacturing will remain male dominated for some time to come.” – Carol Burke, Head, Unipart Manufacturing Representing 47 percent of the general workforce and only a third of the manufacturing workforce, women still remain an untapped resource. In order for the manufacturing industry to reach …

How to get more women into the manufacturing industry

Earlier in our series featuring women in manufacturing you read about why the manufacturing industry needs more women. Now let’s talk about how to get more women to work for manufacturing organizations. As per a report published by the Manufacturing Institute, while women represent nearly 47% of the total US labor force, they make up less …

Why the manufacturing industry needs more women

Driven by the ever-evolving complexity in buyer behavior, technological advancements, and competitive pressures, the manufacturing industry is undergoing a massive change. Manufacturing is no longer simply about making physical products. A strong manufacturing industry needs skilled workers to grow, innovate, and be globally competitive. However, the gender gap in the manufacturing industry is still wide. …