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DIALOGUE WITH | STACI DAVIDSON

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

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D IALOGUE

C ONTENTS

T ECHNOLOGY

N EWS

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Women comprise 47 percent of the U.S.
workforce, but only 24 percent of personnel
at the country's durable-goods manufacturers, according to a recent survey conducted
by the Women in Manufacturing (WiM)
organization. However, women earn more
than half of the associate's, bachelor's and
master's degrees in the United States and
women hold more than half of all U.S. managerial and professional positions.
But what is completely apparent is that
women represent manufacturing's largest
pool of untapped talent. Skilled and talented workers are what the industry needs, and
numerous companies are working to attract
women in the STEM fields, as well as recognizing the many contributions women have
already made in manufacturing.
In our section highlighting midwestern
manufacturing (pg. 28), we report how Verizon is making a number of investments in
Indiana to create a STEM-literate workforce, with much of its focus on resources
that will encourage girls to pursue challenging careers in the STEM fields. In our west
section (pg. 74), we cover the many women
who have been honored for their work in
aerospace in recent months, and our north-

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The Untapped Talent

east section (pg. 100) shows what projects
L'Oreal's Women in Science Fellowships are
supporting this year.
Additionally, this past fall, more than 30
women were recognized at the 20th anniversary Women of Color STEM Multicultural
Conference in Detroit. Women in a range
of STEM fields were honored for ignoring
stereotypes, improving retention, empowering others and affirming the value of diversity in the workplace.
We want to know: what is your company
doing to tap into this talent pool?

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