Empowering Women in Production 

Designed for: Women in production, direct production support, and shop-floor roles in manufacturing that do not have direct reports. This program is best suited for women who are newer team members, team leaders, and/or those that are identified as having leadership potential but no current leadership experience.

The Empowering Women in Production program is a 20-week course to support the professional development of production, production support, and shop floor employees. Employees in production settings often have tremendous insight into the culture, products and processes that manufacturing companies need to innovate. By developing these women into leaders, we can improve the industry overall and inspire other women to explore careers in manufacturing.

This program is best suited for newer team members or team leaders and/or those who are identified as having leadership potential but limited leadership experience.

October 2024 Course Outline

The June cohort is full. Registration for the cohort beginning in October will open on August 1, 2024.
If you are interested in receiving a reminder when registration opens, please  click the reminder button below:


NEW! 50% discount available for women who live or work in the following Northwest Ohio counties: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood or Wyandot. CLICK HERE to apply for the discount.

Cost to Participate: 
Early Bird Rate
(ends 9/6/24)
WiM Member Rate   $900 $995
WiM Corporate Member Rate  $850 $895
Non-member Rate   $1795 $1995

Groups of 15+, please reach out to Alana Lesnansky at [email protected]

Thank You To Our Sponsors and Supporters!

Problem Solving Time Management
Coping Skills Team Mentality
Communication Skills  Leadership Fundamentals
Networking and Building Relationships Individual Responsibility
Negotiation Skills Customer Service
Emotional Intelligence and Connectiveness  Safety Orientation
The Power and Place of Women in Manufacturing
Since the program's inception in 2021, more than 720 leaders have graduated from the WiM Education Foundation's Empowering Women in Production. Graduates have transitioned successfully into leadership roles, added more value to their companies and served as role models for other women in the industry.
This program is intended for women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender-nonconforming people working in production, production support, and shop floor roles. 

For more information, contact Alana Lesnansky at [email protected]