CME’s Women in Manufacturing Leadership Council is a peer-mentoring forum to provide opportunities for women to network, improve their professional skills and learn from the experience of other women in industry.
The council is an exclusive group of women who are senior manufacturing leaders from non-competing CME member companies who meet to gain strategic insights, share ideas and learn from each other’s experiences. A peer-mentoring forum to exchange confidential business information related to the ongoing operations and growth of their business, meetings are highly interactive.
Participants share their experiences on various topics such as: breaking down barriers to personal and professional growth, advancing gender diversity and inclusion in workplaces, succession planning, leadership skills development, government policy initiatives, and more.
HOW IT WORKS
- Participants are matched with peer executives of other leading non-competing companies;
- Benefit from peer support and learning, as well as from CME resources;
- The council is coordinated and guided by a trained facilitator who has C-suite or senior level executive experience;
- Council meetings are held six-eight times per year;
- Council members drive the meeting topics based on their needs and interests;
- Meeting topics may include operational best-practices, performance incentives, leadership, technology implementation, succession planning; and
- Discussions are confidential.
Common participants include CEO’s, VP’s of Manufacturing, Director of Operations, Managers of Operations, Plant Managers, Production Supervisors, Human Resources Managers and Manufacturing Leaders.
- Meetings occur every 6-8 weeks
- Most meetings take place virtually
HEAR WHAT COUNCIL PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:
“The Women in Manufacturing Council has been a game-changer for me. The support and resources provided are unparalleled. It’s a community that empowers, educates, and advocates for women in the industry. I’ve grown both professionally and personally through their mentorship program and events. This council is a force for positive change, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Lissa Van Rijn, General Manager at Resistance Welding Products Ltd.
“The council is a great opportunity to work with our facilitator, Brigid. She is fabulous – accomplished and very intelligent. The women in our group are equally dynamic and transparent with issues that are impacting their ability to effectively run their businesses. Identifying constraints and the ability to collaborate as a group to find solutions is an invaluable opportunity for any entrepreneurial mind.”
Christina Marra, Vice President, Roma Fence
“Participating in CME’s Women in Manufacturing Council has created a safe space to share, learn and benchmark on the issues we face daily within the multi-faceted landscape of manufacturing in Canada. The council connects us with industry leaders, politicians and other CME councils to understand what work is being done to support the skills gap and enhance the awareness of the benefits of Canadian manufacturing.”
Barb Willoughby, Director of Operations, ATS Corporation – SuperTrak
To learn more about participating, please contact Nathalia Maia via email or fill out the form below.