4th Annual Women in Manufacturing Success Forum

OVERVIEW

Help us support and encourage more women to pursue careers in manufacturing!

CME’s Women in Manufacturing Success Forum brings together more than 200 industry representatives and stakeholders to help define strategies to support and increase the number of women in manufacturing.

With your help, we had helped raise the total number of jobs held by women in manufacturing by 36,000, moving a number that remained static for decades. COVID-19 caused unprecedented layoffs, causing 59,500 women to be impacted. To recoup these losses, we need to double down on our efforts. CME’s National Women in Manufacturing Week will focus on how we engage and inspire young women to consider careers in manufacturing, help manufacturers attract and retain women in their workplaces, and empower, support, and accelerate women in the industry.

For the first time, CME’s celebration of Women in Manufacturing (WiM) will take place virtually over the course of a week. Join us each day from 11 am EST – 1 pm EST to learn from thought leaders in manufacturing, attend engaging panel discussions, view plant tours and, be inspired by the stories of women in industry.

Help CME increase the number of women in manufacturing by 100,000 in 5 years. Together, We Can Do It!

EVENT AGENDA

MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021

11:00 a.m. EST Opening Remarks
Dennis Darby, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  
11:05 a.m. EST Welcome Remarks
Tessa Myers, Global Vice President Software & Controls, Product Management, Rockwell Automation, Chair CME’s Women in Manufacturing Working Group
  
11:10 a.m. EST Keynote Speaker: Rhonda Barnet, President & COO, AVIT Manufacturing
  
11:40 a.m. EST Engaging, Supporting and Inspiring Women in Manufacturing Panel Discussion
  
Moderator: Tessa Myers, Global Vice President Software & Controls, Product Management, Rockwell Automation
  
Panelists:
Larissa Hoffman, Vice President, Edge Factor
Rhonda Barnet, President & COO, AVIT Manufacturing
Sarah Harris, CME Women in Manufacturing Scholarship Recipient
  
12:40 p.m. EST Virtual Plant Tour Edge Factor
  
12:55 p.m. EST Closing Remarks
Dennis Darby, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021

11:00 a.m. EST Opening Remarks
Don Matthew, Partner & National Sector Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG
  
11:05 a.m. EST Keynote Speaker: Robyn Tingley, founder & CEO, GlassSKY Inc
  
11:35 a.m. EST Manufacturing an Environment for Women Panel Discussion
  
Moderator: Alison Glober, Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG
  
Panelists:
Erin Buchanan, General Manager, Manufacturing – North Plant, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
Nathalie Batten, Plant Manager, Organigram
Yves Dandurand, CEO, Adfast
Robyn Tingley, founder & CEO, GlassSKY Inc
  
12:35 p.m. EST Virtual Plant Tour of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
  
12:45 p.m. EST Closing Remarks
Sylvie Leblanc, P.Eng , Production Manager, SystemAir

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021

11:00 a.m. EST Opening Remarks
Matt Landell, Executive Director, Global Human Resources, The Estee Lauder Companies
  
11:05 a.m. EST Keynote Speaker: David Clare, VP, Supply Chain for Canada, The Estee Lauder Companies
  
11:35 a.m. EST Creating a Resilient Workforce Panel Discussion
  
Moderator: Mary Ann Wenzler-Wiebe, Vice President, Financing & Consulting, BDC
  
Panelists:
David Clare, VP, Supply Chain for Canada, The Estee Lauder Companies
Judy Plotkin, VP of Health Solutions, People Corporation
Adriana Ico, General Manager Human Resources, ArcelorMittal Dofasco
  
12:35 p.m. EST Virtual Plant Tour ArcelorMittal Dofasco
  
12:45 p.m. EST Closing Remarks
Dela Karimi, Director of Operations, The Estee Lauder Companies

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021

11:00 a.m. EST Opening Remarks
Barb Willoughby, Operations Manager, ATS Products Group
  
11:05 a.m. EST Keynote Speaker: Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corporation
  
11:35 a.m. EST Mentoring Women in Manufacturing/Engaging Young People Panel Discussion
  
Moderator: Denise Mahoney, Director, Client Services, MaxPeople
  
Panelists:
Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corporation
Simon Drexler, General Manager, ATS Products
Gary Kidson, Head of Human Resources, Sanofi Pasteur
May Scally, COO, Morgan Schaffer
  
12:35 p.m. EST Virtual Plant Tour Linamar Corporation
  
12:45 p.m. EST Closing Remarks
Alexandra Salzman, Sales Engineer, Berg Chilling Systems

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021

11:00 a.m. EST Opening Remarks
  
11:05 a.m. EST Keynote Speaker: Arlene Strom, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Suncor Energy
  
11:35 a.m. EST Inclusive Leadership Panel Discussion
  
Moderator: Mathew Wilson, Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  
Panelists:
Shellie Clark, Vice President of Commercial, Tenaris
Arlene Strom, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Suncor Energy
Bryan Derr, Vice President, Supply, Labatt Breweries of Canada
  
12:35 p.m. EST Virtual Plant Tour Labatt Breweries
  
12:45 p.m. EST Closing Remarks
Dennis Darby, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

LOCATION

Online

DATES

March 8th – 12th

TIME

11 AM – 1 PM EST

COST

CME Members: Complimentary - Register a team from your workplace
Non-Members: $250 + tax, includes events March 8th-12th
Students: Free

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Premier Partner

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Industry Partners

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