The Manufacturing Institute with support from Colonial Life released a new paper that explores what manufacturers are doing to help close the gender gap, incorporating survey responses and interviews with various company executives that identify key insights and practical advice for other manufacturers. To address the workforce shortage, manufacturers need to expand their talent pools, bringing in more diverse and underrepresented candidates.
Women represent a sizable talent pool that manufacturers cannot ignore, especially as the sector becomes more advanced. Earlier this year, the MI launched our 35×30 campaign, which aims to do just that—increase the percentage of women among manufacturers from 29%, where we hover now, to 35% by 2030 by changing perceptions among women and girls about manufacturing as a career, attracting and retaining more female employees.
Read the full report here.