At the Women in Manufacturing® Association, we work year-round to support, promote, and inspire women who have chosen a career in manufacturing. Time and time again, our members prove that every woman has a unique story to tell and that by sharing our stories, we can inspire and empower one another.
On each episode of Hear Her Story, we’ll sit down with incredible women from different roles and niche industries within manufacturing. Join us to learn from their unique expertise and to hear about the experiences that have shaped their careers. Hear what drives the women who make the WiM Community vibrant and strong and leave inspired by their journey and their advice for other women in manufacturing.
The Hear Her Story Podcast is produced by the Women in Manufacturing® Association. WiM is the only national trade association dedicated promoting, supporting, and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. We work year-round to empower women at all levels of their career - from production to the C-Suite. Membership is available to women and men working within the manufacturing sector.
Allison Grealis chats with Karen Norheim, long-time WiM member and former chair of the WiM Board. Karen is the president and COO of American Crane and Equipment Corporation in Douglassville, PA. Hear Karen share how she evolved the culture of her family business and how she empowers employees to explore new technologies.
This month, we are joined by Evelyn Parks, North America Health Safety and Environment Director at MONDELEZ International. Hear Evelyn’s advice for advancing from your current role and about her experiences as a working, single parent to two children.
Ashleigh Walters, the author of “Leading with Grit and Grace: A Journey in Organizational Culture Change.” Ashleigh is the President of Onex, an Erie, PA-based custom equipment manufacturing company that she and her husband took over from his parents. Hear about how Ashleigh's unique journey in manufacturing inspired her book and how she balances work and motherhood.
Lynn Kier is the Vice President of Corporate Communications at Diebold Nixdorf and the former Chair of the WiM Board of Directors. In this episode, Lynn shares how she got her start in manufacturing working in finance at GM and her advice for finding success by being your authentic self.
On this episode we are joined by Allison Giddens, President and Co-Owner of WinTech, Inc., a Georgia-based machining company serving the aerospace, medical, construction, and commercial industries. Today I chat with Allison about how her company overcame challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can create new opportunities for women in the manufacturing industry.
Shameka Lewis was recently promoted to Associate Global Manager of Environmental Health & Safety at Mattel, Inc. In this episode, Shameka shares how she navigated a major career-changed from healthcare to manufacturing and how she stays busy and motivated as a single mom with college-aged children.