SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women in Manufacturing Association has announced the outstanding women leaders who make up the inaugural class of the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame. The group is to be inducted into the Hall of Fame with a ceremony and celebration in October as part of WiM's 10th annual SUMMIT event.
Significantly, two SME leaders are included in this inaugural class: Sandra L. Bouckley, FSME, P.Eng., executive director and CEO of SME; and Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME, NAE, of The Boeing Co. (retired) and current vice president of the SME Board of Directors.
The Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame honors women who have, over the course of their careers, made exceptional contributions to the manufacturing industry and to the advancement of women in the field. The inductees embody WiM's mission of supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing industry.
"The 15 honorees who make up our inaugural class are a prestigious group, each of whom has made significant, lasting contributions to our industry," said WiM President Allison Grealis. "They are true trailblazers whose work has created opportunity for countless other women. We are thrilled and honored to recognize them in this special way."
"I'm honored to be included with these accomplished women who have forged careers and created pathways in manufacturing," said Bouckley. "My professional and personal mission continues to be excellence and inclusion in this vital industry."
Inductees were nominated by their colleagues and industry peers and selected by a judging panel of WiM and Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation board members as well as WiM staff. The inductees were chosen based their significant contributions to the advancement of women in manufacturing.
"Manufacturing offers opportunity and fulfilling futures," said Chong. "I've certainly found this to be true and want to ensure that young women know and can explore those opportunities today. I very much appreciate this recognition."
For more information about the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame and the 2020 WiM SUMMIT, visit the WiM website.
About the Women in Manufacturing Association
The Women in Manufacturing® Association is a more than 4,000-member-strong national association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in manufacturing. For more information about WiM, www.womeninmanufacturing.org.
SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With nearly 90 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through the SME Education Foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
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