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Celebrating Women in Manufacturing

Posted by Marjorie Dunn

In honor of International Women’s Day, CMTC celebrates women in manufacturing!

There’s a common misconception that the manufacturing industry is almost universally male-dominated. In many people’s minds, the industry is old fashioned, hanging on to dated gender biases and excluding women from managerial roles that are key to climbing the industry ladder, such as production supervisors and operations managers.

But the fact is, manufacturers are more forward-thinking than ever before, and women now make up nearly one-third of the manufacturing industry workforce in the United States.

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Topics: Workplace Diversity, Women in Manufacturing

5 Exceptional Women-Owned Manufacturing Organizations in California Continued.....

Posted by Ellen McKewen

Women have come a long way since the 1960's when most women were homemakers and stay-at-home mothers. Statistics published by the Department of Labor outline the increase of women in the workplace beginning in the early 1960's through 2012. In fact, the number of women in the labor force has increased 53% within a 50 year period. 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Women in Manufacturing

5 Cutting Edge Women-Owned Manufacturing Organizations in California

Posted by Ellen McKewen

Many people may make assumptions about women and manufacturing. They may not realize that women have moved into a variety of manufacturing industries and produce products just like their male counterparts. More than likely, you might envision them to be working in apparel, food or beauty product industries. But, in today's world, manufacturing has a new face.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Women in Manufacturing