2019 Women in Manufacturing



Women in Manufacturing

This Women in Manufacturing Lunch Series is by invitation only.  If you would like an invitation and are a woman working for a manufacturing company, please contact tamara.wamsley@udri.udayton.edu.

This series is designed to empower women in manufacturing, help to increase the number of women who are interested in manufacturing roles, and to facilitate real conversations that are focused on topics that matter to women in the industry.  We will encourage women to work in manufacturing, address tough issues, and identify solutions to challenges; in an environment that lifts and strengthens one another both personally and professionally.

Our Mission:

To be a trusted community devoted to engaging, empowering, and educating women in manufacturing within the greater Dayton region. 

Our Vision:

To equip all women in manufacturing to take themselves and their organization to the next level. 

Each meeting will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted.

11:30am – 1:00pm

Curran Place 1700 S. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, Ohio 45409

The next meeting is:

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Creative Problem Solving: Tap into Your Inventive Genius Potential

Problems. We all got them. They challenge us. They invigorate us. They frustrate us! But as universal as problems are, novel solutions to problems are much more rare.

Colleen Costello will unpack for us research-based techniques and strategies that anyone can use to develop their creative potential. In an interactive session, Colleen’s goal is to help you strengthen your ability to be an imaginative problem solver who makes an impact in your work place, family, community, and spheres of influence.

Presented by: Colleen Costello

As a chemical engineering grad from the University of Dayton, Colleen has spent the bulk of her career developing products in an R&D role. While working for such companies as Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Castrol, Spectrum Brands and now CAVU Group, she has developed a diverse set of innovative products ranging from hair styling agents and adhesives to air fresheners and medical devices. As a manager, Colleen enjoys reading or listening to podcasts on leadership development.

Having also started her own business, Simple Living Innovations, for a season, Colleen has an entrepreneurial spirit and an appreciation for the full scope of a business operation from marketing to business development. Serving and mentoring others, Colleen has volunteered and spoken many times around Dayton including ASC’s TechFest, STEM camps, and at her alma mater, UD. She has a passion to learn, connect, lead, and create and has enjoyed her involvement in WiM!

We will order lunch so please be sure to register as soon as possible.

Bonus: If you register more than 1 week early and provide a mailing address we will mail you a parking pass!!

Please note:  This is a manufacturing only event.  Only ladies who work for a company (all roles welcome) with one of the NAICS codes below are invited to attend:

  • Manufacturing: 31, 32, or 33
  • R&D: 541711 – 541719
  • Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers: 423510
  • Packing and Crating: 488991
  • Engineering Services: 541330
  • Testing Laboratories: 541380
  • Packaging and Labeling Services: 561910
  • Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance: 811310

Be sure to confirm that you meet the criteria above before registering to attend.  Only women in manufacturing will be permitted.

If you do not meet the requirements above, we welcome you to join us for our other events. 

Events coming soon