Facts about women working in the field of manufacturing
- Women make up 47.5% of the workforce.
- 33% of the manufacturing jobs in the US are held by women.
- Women who work in manufacturing on average earn 16% more than the national median annual income for women who are employed.
- Gender diversity increases innovation, job satisfaction for employees and sales.
- Currently 12.1 million people work in the field of manufacturing, making it the nation’s 5th largest employer.
Mission of WIM at Park Industries®
Provide a connection for women at Park Industries® with a focus on associate development. Foster active and ongoing communication with associates who are eager to share and learn from one another, while strengthening the value of being a part of the Park community.
Meet the WIM Leadership Team
Alyssa Cross, VP of HR
“Being a part of the Women in Manufacturing Business Resource Group has been an empowering experience for me over the past year, as it has not only provided a supportive network but through this BRG, I’ve witnessed the significant contributions and leadership of women in manufacturing at Park, inspiring me to strive for excellence in my own career.”
Sarah Posterick, Senior Business Analyst
“My membership in WIM this year has given me the opportunity to do something outside of my role which gave me some new energy. I have been able to connect with women across all job functions, hear about different experiences and backgrounds, and develop new relationships which has allowed me to grow as a leader.”
Joleen Rasinski, Buyer
“Being a member of WiM has given me a greater sense of community within Park Industries. We’re all here to provide encouragement, inspiration, and motivation for each of us to be successful in our roles in manufacturing.”
Sarah Lampert, Senior HR Manager
“Taking an active role in Park’s WIM group has created so many new experiences with opportunities to better get to know some of the wonderful women that we work with every day. Bringing Park’s women together, focusing on growth and development while creating a safe space to be open and vulnerable, has truly been an invaluable experience.”