Women in Manufacturing (WiM), the national association dedicated to promoting and supporting women in the manufacturing sector, has announced the launch of a community group in San Francisco, California.
The newly established WiM California Chapter will host an event on Monday, February 22, 2016, 5pm - 6.30pm, at the headquarters of 3D printing company, Carbon3D, in Redwood City, California.
WiM California is directed by Dana McCallum, business development manager at Carbon3D, known for its super-fast CLIP 3D printing technology and also serves as vice president on the board for the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG).
“I am honoured to be a part of the launch for the WiM California Chapter,” McCallum, commented. “I am a true believer in WiM’s purpose and have a passion for manufacturing as well as networking, so it is exciting to have the opportunity to bring women in California together.”
WiM President Allison Grealis will kick off the chapter’s first event followed by a keynote presentation from Milo Werner, Director of New Product Introduction Operations at Fitbit.
“We are thrilled to launch our first chapter on the West Coast,” Allison Grealis, WiM president, added. “As a growing national organisation, we aspire to eventually have a community chapter in every state and our WiM California Chapter is another step towards this goal. Women across the country are seeking an industry support network and I’m proud that Women in Manufacturing is fulfilling this need.
WiM communities are designed to bring women together to develop new contacts, participate in local networking events and become an advocate for women in the manufacturing industry—all while simultaneously learning about business development and job opportunities in their communities. With over 500 members already a part of the association, the group encourages women to share industry perspectives, improve skills and provides access to regional and national opportunities.
Community chapters should typically meet bimonthly and meetings range in subject matter based on the interests of members. Each community is pioneered and run by a WiM member. To register for the first WiM California meeting, click here.