22 min

52: Empowering Connections with Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Southern Wisconsin a BROADcast for Manufacturers

    • Management

This special episode, partially recorded live at the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Southern Wisconsin Chapter event 'From Mic to Merlot' on May 15, 2024, at Wollersheim Winery, delves into the experiences and impact of WiM. The hosts share their excitement about the event and interview Andrea Virsnieks, President of WiM Southern Wisconsin, who provides insights into the organization’s mission, history, and her personal journey in reviving the chapter. The episode also features interviews with several WiM members discussing the importance of networking, the unique challenges and opportunities for women in the manufacturing industry, and the sense of community within WiM. Listeners are encouraged to explore WiM and its resources to join a supportive and inspiring network.
Learn More About WiM
WiM 
WiM Southern Wisconsin Chapter
Become a Member Today
WiM Southern Wisconsin LinkedIn

Andrea Virsnieks is a Principal at CLA, where she specializes in serving the manufacturing industry, working with both privately held and private equity-owned companies. With a wealth of experience in assurance, auditing, consulting, and due diligence services, Andrea provides strategic insight and innovative solutions that drive growth and profitability for her clients. Her deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the manufacturing sector has made her a trusted advisor.
Andrea is known for her collaborative leadership style and her ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and business owners. She is committed to staying current with industry trends and regulations, ensuring that she delivers the most relevant and effective guidance.
Beyond her professional work, Andrea is actively involved with the Southern Wisconsin chapter of Women in Manufacturing (WiM). As the Chair on the Board, she dedicates her time to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in the manufacturing industry. WiM is a national organization that empowers women through networking, education, and career development opportunities.
In her role at CLA and through her work with WiM, Andrea continues to make a significant impact on the manufacturing industry and the professional growth of women within the field.

Featuring WiM members Jennifer Black, Ariana Carney, Michele David, Maegan Miller, Loretta Mulberry, Debbie Shilling, Rachel Walter and Tori Wood.

Highlights
00:00 Live at Women in Manufacturing Event: A Phenomenal Experience
01:59 Special Guest: Andrea Virsnieks, President of WiM Wisconsin
02:51 The Revival and Mission of WiM: Andrea's Journey
08:20 Expanding WiM: Growth, Goals, and Membership Insights
10:38 Event Attendees Share Their WiM Stories
15:30 Reflecting on Women's Roles in Manufacturing
18:54 Generational Perspectives on Women in Manufacturing
21:39 Wrapping Up: The Bright Future of WiM

Connect with the broads!
Connect with Erin on LinkedIn!
Connect with Lori on LinkedIn and visit www.keystoneclick.com for your strategic digital...

This special episode, partially recorded live at the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Southern Wisconsin Chapter event 'From Mic to Merlot' on May 15, 2024, at Wollersheim Winery, delves into the experiences and impact of WiM. The hosts share their excitement about the event and interview Andrea Virsnieks, President of WiM Southern Wisconsin, who provides insights into the organization’s mission, history, and her personal journey in reviving the chapter. The episode also features interviews with several WiM members discussing the importance of networking, the unique challenges and opportunities for women in the manufacturing industry, and the sense of community within WiM. Listeners are encouraged to explore WiM and its resources to join a supportive and inspiring network.
Learn More About WiM
WiM 
WiM Southern Wisconsin Chapter
Become a Member Today
WiM Southern Wisconsin LinkedIn

Andrea Virsnieks is a Principal at CLA, where she specializes in serving the manufacturing industry, working with both privately held and private equity-owned companies. With a wealth of experience in assurance, auditing, consulting, and due diligence services, Andrea provides strategic insight and innovative solutions that drive growth and profitability for her clients. Her deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the manufacturing sector has made her a trusted advisor.
Andrea is known for her collaborative leadership style and her ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and business owners. She is committed to staying current with industry trends and regulations, ensuring that she delivers the most relevant and effective guidance.
Beyond her professional work, Andrea is actively involved with the Southern Wisconsin chapter of Women in Manufacturing (WiM). As the Chair on the Board, she dedicates her time to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in the manufacturing industry. WiM is a national organization that empowers women through networking, education, and career development opportunities.
In her role at CLA and through her work with WiM, Andrea continues to make a significant impact on the manufacturing industry and the professional growth of women within the field.

Featuring WiM members Jennifer Black, Ariana Carney, Michele David, Maegan Miller, Loretta Mulberry, Debbie Shilling, Rachel Walter and Tori Wood.

Highlights
00:00 Live at Women in Manufacturing Event: A Phenomenal Experience
01:59 Special Guest: Andrea Virsnieks, President of WiM Wisconsin
02:51 The Revival and Mission of WiM: Andrea's Journey
08:20 Expanding WiM: Growth, Goals, and Membership Insights
10:38 Event Attendees Share Their WiM Stories
15:30 Reflecting on Women's Roles in Manufacturing
18:54 Generational Perspectives on Women in Manufacturing
21:39 Wrapping Up: The Bright Future of WiM

Connect with the broads!
Connect with Erin on LinkedIn!
Connect with Lori on LinkedIn and visit www.keystoneclick.com for your strategic digital...

22 min