Envision RISE

Improving DE&I in Manufacturing through Partnership & Education with Women in Manufacturing (WiM) President, Allison Grealis

May 21, 2021 Envision RISE Episode 8
Envision RISE
Improving DE&I in Manufacturing through Partnership & Education with Women in Manufacturing (WiM) President, Allison Grealis
Show Notes

In this episode, Envision RISE’s Staci Hegarty speaks with Allison Grealis, President, Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) about WiM’s founding and its 10+ year mission of supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in manufacturing careers, as well as the companies that employ them. Staci and Allison discuss:

  • The slow nature of culture change and the importance of having allies in your DE&I journey to share resources and best practices for benchmarking
  • Recognizing that DE&I is a choice that companies make and how WiM supports inclusive corporate environments
  • Advice for companies who recognize DE&I is paramount to their success and are struggling to fill manufacturing roles
  • The future of women in manufacturing roles and WiM’s efforts to bring awareness of manufacturing careers to the K-12 population

Learn more about membership and the DE&I task force through the WiM website including their new Hear Her Story podcast.

To connect with us to learn more about how our RISE platform helps companies make a commitment to promote diversity, inclusion, equity and create an environment where your people are empowered to drive change and innovation: https://bit.ly/EnvisionRISE.