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Join us the evening of May 22 and morning of May 23 for STEP Forward MT: Women in Manufacturing.
The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards recognize women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies. This national honor identifies the best of the best women in the manufacturing industry, and further encourages women to mentor and support the next generation of female talent to pursue manufacturing careers.
The  STEP Forward  program gives manufacturers an opportunity to raise awareness of their company and manufacturing as a whole by showcasing existing female talent and providing unique leadership opportunities to better retain and develop that talent.
Come network with us May 22 during a reception at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown. We’ll convene the morning of May 23 with a half day event featuring breakfast, panels and a keynote address from Addie Lordemann.
Addie Lordemann (pictured), Sr. Manufacturing Engineer for 3M, is a Montana native (Glendive) and a graduate of Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical & Biological Engineering. In 2016, Lordemann received a prestigious national award, the STEP Ahead Emerging Leaders Award, through the Manufacturing Institute of the National Association of Manufacturers.
You can view a draft agenda here!
Registration is $20/person (includes breakfast); students are free. For additional details, and to register, click here!
This event is brought to you by the Montana Manufacturing Association and Manufacturing Institute.
Click Here to learn about sponsorship opportunities!
Thank you to current sponsors:
NorthWestern Energy, Montana State Fund, Rocky Mountain Bank, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, and The Boeing Company
TowHaul, Vision Net, Town Pump Hotel Group, Wipfli, Plastic Design & Manufacturing, PayneWest Insurance, and EMPLOYERS ®
Great Falls Development Authority, Montana Hydraulics, Great Falls College MSU, and Wood’s Powr-Grip

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