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.
Renee Eaton, RapidMade’s co-founder and CEO, will speak at the Women in Leadership Forum next Wednesday, November 7 from 7 - 8 PM. The free event is being held at the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business which is sponsoring the evening’s discussion.
The Women in Leadership Forum connects UP students with dynamic women who are leaders in the greater Portland community. The Forum is a place for sharing stories, building connections and supporting the development of women in leadership.
Prior to launching RapidMade, a 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) and Engineering Services firm, Renee Eaton was a university instructor at UP where she taught management classes for almost 8 years, so the engagement is a welcomed opportunity to return to campus.
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!