Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame

The Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame seeks to recognize women who have made exceptional contributions to support, promote and inspire women in the manufacturing industry.

“The creation of the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2020 and the announcement of this impressive class of inductees speaks to the work the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation is doing to support, promote and inspire women in the industry,” said WiMEF 2021 Board Chair Mary Ellen Grom, Executive Director of Customer Experience Solutions at AFL. “These women represent how far we have come as an ever-changing industry and inspire those who are taking steps to continue propelling this industry forward.”

The Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame seeks to recognize women who have made, or are making, renowned contributions to the manufacturing industry regarding efforts to support, promote and inspire women in manufacturing. Nominees should currently have (or had, if retired) an established, long-standing career in industry and documented efforts in supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in manufacturing. Since it’s inception in 2020, 24 trailblazing women in manufacturing have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Inductee Criteria:
  1. 20+ years of manufacturing executive experience
  2. Demonstrated advocacy of women’s advancement within their company, industry and/or community
  3. Has been a spokesperson for manufacturing and the opportunities available for women in the industry
  4. Displayed history of participation in activities that inspire future women in manufacturing through one or more of the following opportunities: mentoring, panel participation, speaking engagements, and participation in women’s organizations

In order to submit a nomination, you will need to create an account. You will have the option to create one when you begin the process.

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Nomination Selections Process:

The Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation will be accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame beginning on December 15, 2021, through June 15, 2022. Once nominations are closed, each submission is closely evaluated by a selection panel which includes industry leaders who also serve on the Foundation’s Executive Committee. Inductees as well as their nominators will be notified in July 2022 following the selection process. 

*Please note: One candidate per company will be selected. With this in mind, we strongly recommend each company arrive at one nomination for submission.

Read about the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame Criteria and Selection Process and see how inductees are chosen.

Inductee Recognition:

Inductees of the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame are recognized in a variety of ways, including via the channels and opportunities listed below.

  • Recognition during the Ceremony and Gala on October 12, 2022, in Atlanta, GA and virtually during and following the event
  • Inclusion in nationally distributed press release celebrating the 2022 class of inductees
  • Year-round recognition in virtual Hall of Fame located at www.WiMEF.org
  • Custom-made award to celebrate this special achievement presented during the Ceremony and Gala
  • Inclusion in listing of inductees in the SUMMIT and Hall of Fame event programs

Additional recognition opportunities are available for purchase, including:

  • Official WiM Hall of Fame Inductee plaque
  • Opportunity for Inductee to give 5-minute address at 2023 Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony & Gala
  • 4 complimentary registrations to the 2023 Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony & Gala
  • Congratulatory ad in the SUMMIT and Hall of Fame programs
  • Award winner logo custom-made for website and e-mail signature
  • Access and ability to customized WiM media PR kit to announce honor to press outlets
  • Framed certificate of award

For questions regarding the Hall of Fame, please contact Jen Kopf at jkopf@womeninmfg.org. 

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2021 Hall of Fame Inductees Honored!

Women in Manufacturing's 2021 Hall of Fame inductees were officially announced during the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame Inductions Celebration on October 6, 2021.

Proceeds raised through Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame activities support the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF). WiMEF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions to the WiMEF allow us to provide women in manufacturing with year-round access to affordable and effective educational opportunities. The WiMEF aims to empower industry women by assisting them in their professional development. Through the WiMEF, we work to develop and deliver high-impact programming, as well as to establish educational partnerships with other like-minded organizations. 

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