Take the Next Step: Nominate a Woman for the 2016 STEP Ahead Manufacturing Award

Over the last few months, FLATE has highlighted stories of several women in Florida who have received the STEP Ahead award for
manufacturing. The Manufacturing Institute has opened the nominations for the 2016 STEP Ahead Award. Nominations are being accepted now through October 9, 2015, and can be submitted online at https://mi.onlineapplications.net/applications.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative honors and promotes the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards recognize women at all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to the C-suite. These women exemplify the smart, safe and sustainable workforce critical to keeping U.S. manufacturing globally competitive. These awards illustrate the widespread impact women have on shaping the industry, whether they are running the company, designing the next big product, or testing innovations on the shop floor.

FLATE encourages all to submit a nomination to recognize women in manufacturing. Nominees will be selected by The Manufacturing Institute STEP Awards Review Committee based on specific contributions or technical achievements the nominee has made for her company, past experiences that have shaped her and her accomplishments in manufacturing, and her unique talents/abilities that distinguish her from her peers and commitment to her community.

For more information visit https://mi.onlineapplications.net/applications. To read stories of past STEP Ahead award recipients from Florida read the FLATE Focus newsletter http://flate-mif.blogspot.com