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BREAKOUTS

Join us after the main event for our Solutions Forums where we will discuss and share best practices in advancing women in the automotive Manufacturing sector.
Retaining Women in Automotive Manufacturing
Leveraging Mentoring and Sponsorship Programs
Inspiring the Next Generation

AGENDA

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3:00 PM             Welcome Remarks

- Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute

Demographics and research focused snapshot of women in the automotive manufacturing workforce.
- Constance Thompson, Senior Director, Women’s Engagement, The Manufacturing Institute

3:15 PM             Voices from The Field: Panel Discussion

A candid exploration of the career paths, sector climate and best practice solutions aimed at supporting, retaining, and attracting women in automotive manufacturing.

Moderator: Dana Komin, Global Manufacturing Chief Engineer – Advanced Vehicle Development, General Motors

  • Cindy Barnett, Manufacturing Manager of Metal Supply, Arconic Davenport Works
  • Shaun Whitehead, Director of Manufacturing – Transmission, Driveline and Powertrain Components, Ford Motor Company
  • Gail May, Performance Manufacturing Center Division Manager, Honda of America, Mfg., Inc.

FAME employer representatives from around the country explain how their business has benefited from sponsoring AMT students.

Moderator: Tony Davis, The Manufacturing Institute

  • Connie Baker, RoyOMartin, LA FAME - GeauxFAME
  • Katie Chain, H.E.B., TX FAME – Alamo Chapter
  • Reggie Davis, TBDN, TN FAME - Jackson Chapter

4:00 PM             Best Practice Sharing Forums

Join us after the main event for our Solutions Forums where we will discuss and share best practices in advancing women in the automotive manufacturing sector.

  • Retaining Women in Automotive Manufacturing
  • Leveraging Mentoring and Sponsorship Programs
  • Inspiring the Next Generation

SPEAKERS

Cindy Barnett
Manufacturing Manager of Metal Supply
Arconic Davenport Works



Dana M. Komin
Global Manufacturing Chief Engineer – Advanced Vehicle Development
General Motors


Carolyn Lee
Executive Director
The Manufacturing Institute



Gail May
Division Manager
Honda of America Mfg., Inc.



Constance Thompson
Senior Director, Women’s Engagement
The Manufacturing Institute



Shaun Whitehead
Director of Manufacturing, Transmission
Ford Motor Company



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