Executive Leadership/Management

Women in Manufacturing Leadership Council


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 5-10 senior manufacturing women 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.


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.


  • 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.


Due to the generous support of the provincial government, the council fees are currently being discounted by 75%. To inquire about participation fees and how to get involved, please fill out the form below.