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 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.