Registration open for the third annual Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing

Registration is now open for the third annual Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing. The popular program, a joint initiative by Women in Manufacturing (WiM) and Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Weatherhead School of Management, was created in 2014 to provide a first-of-its-kind executive education program designed specifically for women in manufacturing.

Space in this year’s class is extremely limited. Register today.

Leadership Lab courses are divided into three separate modules – Women in Manufacturing: Bias, Barriers and Opportunities; High-impact Leadership for Women in Manufacturing; and Skills and Strategies for Leading the Way Forward in Manufacturing. The courses are spread over eight days total, which allows participants to apply learning between sessions and receive individualized coaching.

“WiM’s primary mission is to assist women on their paths to success in manufacturing,” said Allison Grealis, president of WiM. “The Leadership Lab is proof that when women have access to professional development and leadership skills training, they will thrive.”

This year, there will be a new face among the outstanding Leadership Lab facilitators. Ellen Burts-Cooper is the senior managing partner of Improve Consulting and Training Group, a firm that provides personal and professional development training, coaching and consultation. She is a noted expert, having been featured in Time Magazine, Black Voices, Smart Business Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek.

“Women who have graduated from the Leadership Lab leave with tangible skills that they can bring to bear in their workplaces,” Grealis continued. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management again this year to deliver this program which benefits participants and the manufacturing industry as a whole.”

WiM seeks to support sending Women in Manufacturing members at a discounted price of $5,000 (the full cost to participate is $10,000) through the 501(c)(3) Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation (WiMEF). The WiMEF is currently accepting funding. For more information about the WiMEF, contact Kristin Moore at

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