WiMEF Mission 


The Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to developing and supporting robust programs and resources which further the advancement of women in the manufacturing workforce.

Contributions made to the WiMEF allow the organization to offer affordable and effective educational programming to women in various manufacturing roles and positions. The Foundation believes access to formal leadership programs and training based on core competencies directly correlated to leading manufacturing companies is essential to ensuring women in the manufacturing industry achieve their career goals and reach their fullest potential in the industry.

Developed in 2016 by a group of industry advocates who believed that empowering women today leads to more empowered women tomorrow, the WiMEF delivers enhanced, effective and affordable educational opportunities that give women the opportunity to thrive in manufacturing.

“The bottom line, from five decades of research on women in leadership, is that there is an irrefutable and verifiable link between women in leadership and improved business performance." 

– Kathleen Buse, President, Advancing Women in the Workforce

Educational Programs supported by the WiMEF 

Support, promote and inspire the Women in Manufacturing workforce today. 

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