Virtual conference

The Women in Manufacturing Association will host the Moms in MFG virtual conference

The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM), Cleveland, will host its second Moms in MFG virtual event on August 11, 2022. Moms in MFG is a year-round event series and community focused on supporting working mothers and caregivers in manufacturing.

“WiM has been supporting women in manufacturing for over a decade,” said WiM President Allison Grealis. “Through this work, we identified a need for content specifically for women that balances the demands of manufacturing and motherhood. The success of our inaugural Moms in MFG event proved that instinct right. Moms in MFG is a natural extension of WiM’s commitment to supporting women in manufacturing in all aspects of their careers and lives.

The theme for the 2022 conference is “Rise Together, Thrive Together,” in recognition of the event’s focus on community and collaboration. Participants gather online, a format that allows participants to join from anywhere and fit panel presentations and roundtables into busy schedules.

Sponsored by Corning and Southwire Co., this year’s program includes many sessions: a report on the state of mothers and caregivers in the industry; tips for becoming an advocate for yourself as a working parent or carer; a resilience workshop; a round table on corporate support for mothers and caregivers; and panel discussions on tackling burnout, balancing careers during the infant and toddler stages, balancing work and personal life, and changing roles of parenthood.