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Michigan reclaims Guinness World Record for largest gathering of Rosie the Riveters

                                            Michigan reclaims Guinness World Record for largest gathering of Rosie the Riveters   AMBER AINSWORTH OCTOBER 15, 2017, 3:44 AM Saturday, Michigan reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Rosie the Riveters since World War II. About 3,755 women and girls gathered at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center to beat the record of 2,229 Rosies set last year in California. The gathering included 58 original Rosies. “Today a diverse group of women, from 6 weeks to 110 years old, traveled...

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STEP Forward Google Hangout | Recruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing

STEP Forward Google Hangout | ruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing The Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers invite you to join us for a virtual Manufacturing Day event – STEP Forward: Google Hangout. STEP Forward is part of the Institute’s larger STEP Ahead initiative to empower women in manufacturing. Featuring female industry trailblazers, the STEP Forward Google Hangout virtual panel discussion will tell the stories of real women who represent the changing face of manufacturing. By demonstrating the opportunities available in manufacturing, we can help inspire the next-generation of talent to pursue careers in the industry. Attendees...

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Women in Manufacturing’s Impact: Yesterday, Today and The Future

By Natalie Schilling Vice President of Human Resources at Arconic As I think about iconic manufacturing women in history, I think about how much we have accomplished and how much potential we have to grow. Some of the greatest inventors, creators, and leaders in this world are women. In 1871, Margaret Knight was awarded her first patent for a machine that cut, folded and glued flat-bottomed paper shopping bags. In 1903, Mary Anderson invented and patented the windshield wiper. In 1908, Melitta Bentz received a patent for the coffee filter system. And in 1942, Hedy Lamarr invented a remote-controlled communications system for the...

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2016 STEP Ahead Award Honorees & Emerging Leaders

The Manufacturing Institute launched the STEP Ahead initiative in 2012 to celebrate women in the manufacturing industry that are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion, and leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards highlight the achievements of real women in manufacturing on a national stage with a formal gala to celebrate their accomplishments. The 2016 STEP Ahead Awards will take place from April 20 through April 22, with the Awards Dinner Gala on the night of April 21 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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Hot Topics for 2015 | STEM

The Christmas season, a joyous time of cheer, Christmas movies that have been passed along from generation to generation and reuniting with family and friends. Children everywhere looking forward to their presents under the tree. I’m sure you remember anticipating those gifts. What could it be? Perhaps it was a new doll, or a truck, mystery date, or your favorite album, just as long as it was not clothes. The traditional toys have been roughly the same for decades. However, there’s a new trend this Christmas: STEM toys, especially for girls. From skydiving action figures,  to engineering, to receiving a box of...

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