The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead initiative was designed to showcase the impact of women in manufacturing and to help attract and retain the talent needed in the industry. This national honor identifies successful women in manufacturing, further encouraging them to mentor and support the next generation of female talent. This year, the STEP Ahead theme will focus on impact–how the STEP army of 500 plus women are making a difference in their companies and communities.
During last two years alone, the STEP Ahead Awards have honored top women in marine manufacturing including Marcia Kull, Volvo Penta of the Americas; Lori Melbostad, Premier Marine, Inc.; Ann Baldree, Chaparral and Robalo Boats; and Joan Maxwell, Regulator Marine, Inc.
In 2017, the Manufacturing Institute will honor 100 women and 30 merging leaders, a category introduced to honor women under the age of 30 who have achieved unique accomplishments. Nominate here. Nominations will close October 7, 2016.
Contact Amirh Morgan (AMorgan@nam.org) with questions.