20 episodes

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.

Hear Her Story Women in Manufacturing

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    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

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.

    Episode 19 | Jd Marhevko

    Episode 19 | Jd Marhevko

    Jd Marhevko, Vice President of Quality for the ADAS and Electronics Division of the ZF Group, joins WiM President Allison Grealis on Hear Her Story. Jd talks about how her upbringing taught her how to work hard and shaped her entire career. Allison and Jd also talk about the environment and sustainability and discuss what companies can do to help save our planet.

    • 32 min
    Episode 18 | Kristen Dickinson

    Episode 18 | Kristen Dickinson

    Get to know our guest Kristen Dickinson, Senior Leader of Field Competency & Serviceability at Ingersoll Rand. Hear Kristen's experience as a mom in manufacturing and the challenges that inspired her to help launch her company's women's inclusion group. Kristen shares how she helped launch a mentor program for Ingersoll Rand employees and her advice for avoiding and coping with burnout. Listen to Kristen's story here and see her as a presenter during WiM's Moms in MFG virtual conference on August 11, 2022.

    • 36 min
    Episode 17 | Leslie Morales

    Episode 17 | Leslie Morales

    Our guest this month is Leslie Morales, Vice President of Operations for U.S. Rubber. Listen in as Leslie shares how she reinvented herself professionally and her advice for getting outside of your comfort zone to develop new skills and a supportive network. Also in this episode, Leslie shares how surviving breast cancer in 2021 renewed her focus on and appreciation for self-care and keeping a positive mindset. Hear her advice for other women in manufacturing and how her company leverages second-chance hiring programs to develop their workforce.

    • 57 min
    Episode 16 | Alla Woodson

    Episode 16 | Alla Woodson

    Our guest this month is Alla Woodson, General Manager, Life Care Solutions Services at GE Healthcare, a WiM Corporate member company. Coming from a family of engineers, Alla is a first-generation immigrant to the United States from the former USSR, now the Russian Federation. Join us as Alla describes her unique path to the United States and how she began a career in manufacturing with GE. Hear her advice for developing a customer-first production philosophy in any industry and how being brave impacted her career.

    • 56 min
    Episode 15 | Shannon Karels

    Episode 15 | Shannon Karels

    This month, we're joined by Shannon Karels, Co-Founder of OPSisters, a professional consulting firm, and Co-Author of the book, Steel Toes and Stilettos: A True Story of Women Manufacturing Leaders and Lean Transformation Success.
    Hear how Shannon grew her career in supply chain management at several large manufacturing companies, before shifting her career and starting OPSisters.

    • 45 min
    Rebecca Cranford

    Rebecca Cranford

    Join us for a conversation with Rebecca Cranford, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at Southwire Company. Rebecca shares how she maneuvered her career to create balance for herself and her family, and how she overcame self-doubt along the way. Hear her advice for defining what success means to you and how peer-to-peer mentoring impacted her career.

    • 45 min

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4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings