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

1700 S. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, Ohio 45409

The next meeting is:

September 11th

Staying Ahead of the Competition

5 Ways to Get Projects Done Faster

Are you sick of the competition implementing that new technology, system or process before you? Do you ever wonder how some manufacturers seem to have unlimited bandwidth when you feel stuck getting product out the door and/or struggle to grow the business strategically?  Mary will be sharing with you 5 ways to get projects done faster to help you become more competitive. These are secrets she has learned during her 18 years in Technical Operations as a change agent executing projects in a wide variety of situations.

Featured Speaker: Mary Miller

Mary Miller Photo

Mary R. Miller is a Manufacturing Growth Specialist at FASTLANE.  Mary acts as unbiased adviser helping manufacturers to be more competitive.  She moves quickly to find solutions through leveraging the right resources and removing barriers to deliver results.

Mary has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of industries including component and capital equipment manufacturing, professional engineering services, operations management and contracting. She has held positions ranging from application engineer to chief operating officer, allowing her to work with all levels of an organization.

Mary has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from GMI/Kettering University, an MBA and a Small Business Coaching Certification. Mary has won $325,000 in Advanced Manufacturing Program Grant Awards (2015 and 2016) and has helped a number of local manufacturers with a multitude of projects.

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 will be able 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 the next FAST Talk. 

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