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HERSTORY | Valerie Yeo

“One day, I aspire to be a role model for other women in the trades and it is my hope to inspire other young females to try something new, become the Rosie Riveter of this generation with the ‘We can do it‘ attitude.”

HERStory | Leila Keshavjee

“Leila Keshavjee is the Founder and CEO of Happy Pops – an all-natural frozen treat company based in Toronto. When Leila graduated with a degree in kinesiology from the University of Toronto, she founded Happy Pops after learning that there are many names for sugar and it’s often difficult to find products with ingredients you can recognize.”

HERStory | Kim Thira

Kim Thira is the President and CEO of AceTronic Industrial Controls Inc., a company that is primarily invested in the plastics manufacturing industry.

HERStory | Sabrina Fiorellino

“Sabrina Fiorellino has created a number of companies in her lifetime and is a lawyer by background who was responsible for doing mergers and acquisitions on Bay Street for a number of years. Sabrina has always been an entrepreneur, starting her first company at the age of 18.”

HERStory | Esther Vlessing

“Esther Vlessing is the President of Canada Emergency Medical Manufacturers (CEMM). The company was created when the pandemic hit and pushed Esther to create a manufacturing network by tapping into the apparel, furniture and automotive sectors.”

HERStory | Madi Griemann

Featuring Madi Griemann, Women in Manufacturing Scholarship recipient.

HERStory | Alicia Figueria

“We all enter engineering with a common goal or dream. And that is to help solve societies problems in order to help it progress and move forward.” says System Integration and Test Engineer, Alicia Figueira.

Harnessing the Power of Influencers

If there is a strong push for women in manufacturing, active promotion of this exciting career field could help. There are teachers like me out there who happily bring in guest speakers and would take students on tours.

Skyrocketing curiosity with STEM – and why it matters.

3M Canada featuring Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut and first neuroscientist in space.

Life as a Female Engineer at Schneider Electric

Written by Guest Blogger, Maulidya Falah

Breaking the mold: How the find your place in an industry dominated by men by BDC

How a Newfoundland entrepreneur grew her business from 50 to 750 employees in 15 years. How two sisters successfully take over the family machining business.

5 Questions about Women in Manufacturing

Featuring Rhonda Barnet

People and Passion

Rhonda Barnet, President and COO of AVIT Manufacturing’s HERstory

My manufacturing story, three generations in the making

By CME staff member Carrie Schroeder