Women in Manufacturing Announces 2022 Class of Hall of Fame Inductees

Women in Manufacturing Announces 2022 Class of Hall of Fame Inductees

Aug. 9, 2022
Those honored are from companies including BASF, Caterpillar, John Deere, Intel, Pfizer and Toyota.

The Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF), which was founded in 2016 by of a group of industry advocates in order to provide affordable educational opportunities for women to thrive in manufacturing, recently announced its 2022 Hall of Fame inductees.

Women were chosen based on having made outstanding contributions during the course of their established careers in manufacturing. “The impressive work these 13 women have accomplished throughout their careers to support and advance women in our industry is inspiring," said WiMEF Board Chair Cara Herzog, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Southwire Co.," said in a statement. "WiMEF has now welcomed 37 trailblazing women into the Hall of Fame. They exemplify why the foundation exists—to provide women in industry with opportunities to advance their careers and become leaders in manufacturing.”

 The 2022 class of Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductees:

Dorene Billingsley, Director of Operations (Retired) - AdvanSix

Michelle Bockman, President - STANLEY X

Lynn Bottone, Vice President, Biotech Operations - Pfizer

Louise Connell, Supplier Diversity Manager - BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC

Leah Curry, President - Toyota Indiana

Lori Goucher, Senior Vice President Technology and Investments Catalysts - BASF

Elizabeth Griffith, Director of Global Program Management - HFI

Tracey Horton, Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Optical Connectivity Solutions - Corning (Optical Communications)

Denise Johnson, Group President, Resource Industries - Caterpillar Inc.

Dr. Ann Kelleher, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Technology Development - Intel Corporation

Luann Rickert, Vice President, Internal Audit - John Deere

Michelle Taylor, Director, Advanced Quality Planning CHVAC - Trane Technologies

Pei Wang, Vice President and General Manager, Asia – BorgWarner

The group will be officially welcomed to the Hall of Fame with a ceremony and gala on October 12, 2022, as part of WiM’s 12th annual SUMMIT taking place in Atlanta, GA. 

The organization has a number of programs to attract women to the field including one that IndustryWeek wrote about last year regarding attracting mothers into the field.

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