Oregon members of Women in Manufacturing enjoyed learning how batteries are made. Johnson Controls hosted the event, which included a tour, presentations, networking and lunch, in its Canby plant. The impressive operation will be fondly remembered every time participants start their cars on cold and rainy Oregon mornings.
Visit Johnson Controls with WiM Oregon!
Join WiM Oregon for a plant tour and networking event at Johnson Controls on Thursday, March 21! Johnson Controls has more than 100 years of experience delivering vehicle batteries to meet customers’ evolving needs. They provide batteries to global automakers and aftermarket distributors and retailers, and their global footprint, manufacturing capabilities, and value added services to deliver high quality products to customers in support of their growth, wherever they are located.
We'll enjoy at plant tour of the Johnson Controls Canby facility, a light lunch, and networking with the Portland Workforce Alliance organization. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
800 NW 3rd Ave
Canby, OR 97013
Kudos to Oregon Business Magazine for its feature, Women’s Work, which details the chronic gender gap that continues in manufacturing. The article is based on interviews with female professionals in trade organizations, manufacturing firms, and higher education.
Together they show how improving gender representation requires a concerted approach from across the industry to reshape an institutionalized culture of gender-based segregation and redefine archaic norms of what work women can and cannot do.
Strategies proposed include:
Advising businesses that diversity will ease the labor shortage and improve the bottom line.
Promoting manufacturing careers to female students and professionals.
Providing supportive networks, like Women in Manufacturing and Oregon Tradeswomen, to help women secure employment and businesses find and retain female employees.
Breaking down the “bro culture” prevalent in manufacturing.
RapidMade CEO Renee Eaton, a Women in Manufacturing chair of its Oregon chapter was among the women featured in the article. RapidMade is a Portland-based additive manufacturing (3D printing) and engineering services firm.
Celebrate Manufacturing Month with WiM Oregon
Celebrate Manufacturing Month with WiM Oregon at a Meet & Mentor event on October 23! Join us at the beautiful University of Portland campus where we'll enjoy appetizers and networking, followed by an opportunity to meet with local high school and college females as we introduce and promote careers in manufacturing. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
University of Portland
Hall of Fame Room - Chiles Center
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
Join us on Wednesday, June 27!
WiM Oregon is hosting a mini workshop and networking event on Wednesday, June 27! Renee Eaton, WiM Oregon Chair, RapidMade CEO and former management instructor, will facilitate a session where participants complete the Kolb Learning Style Inventory and explore how their preferred learning styles impact their approaches to problem solving, communication, conflict and team effectiveness. Attendees will also have time before and after to network and socialize. We hope to see you there! Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WiM member: $25
*Limited space available.
Thank you to our event sponsor!
RapidMade's CEO Renee Eaton is very excited to be participating in SWENext DesignLab Portland 2018 which introduces and promotes STEM courses and careers to middle school girls and their parents. Renee will join other female professionals on the Parent/Educator Program.
What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, especially as wet and windy as this one is predicted to be!
I worked and lived in Maryland just as 3D printing was gaining public acclaim. There was a vibrant and supportive Additive Manufacturing community, centered in Baltimore, most often led by Jan Baum. An early adopter and advocate, Jan recognized the power of 3D printing to transform manufacturing, and she promoted its adoption as a way for Maryland to solidify its position as a premier manufacturing base that would allow it to offer high-skilled workers a secure income.
I'm pleased to see that Jan, the founder and director of Object Lab and a professor at Towson University, is still actively spreading this important message. Jan is one of the first (and most engaging) professionals I met during my tenure in Maryland. I loved that she was a female role model in a traditionally male field.
She'll be discussing "The Practice of Innovation" at the SOLVE Center on March 21 at 5 PM.