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. 

The next meeting is:

July 8, 2020

11:30am – 1:00pm

Leverage Enneagram to Understand Yourself and Others

We will meet on Zoom

Registration is required

The Enneagram is a system made up of 9 basic personality types. Understanding the 9 types can be beneficial in learning about ourselves. Growing knowledge about all 9 types can be very helpful in managing interpersonal dynamics of the workplace.

Presented by:

April Vanover & Tamara Wamsley

April Vanover

April Vanover is a Manufacturing Growth Specialist with FASTLANE.  April has 8 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience.  She has experience in operations management, process improvement, continuous improvement, employee relations, and working with all departments across the organization. April holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in management and ethics.

Tamara Wamsley
Tamara Wamsley

Tamara Wamsley is FASTLANE’s marketing and business strategist.  Tamara helps clients to create business and marketing strategies to improve sales and grow their business.  Her strategic brain loves tackling business challenges and devising innovative solutions. Tamara has more than twenty years of experience in customer service, sales and marketing. Tamara received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wright State University, where she focused on behavioral economics and consumer insight. Tamara is also a Gallup Certified Strengthsfinder Coach helping clients to improve performance by maximizing employees.


Now you can register once and attend via Zoom every month from August to December 2020!

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

11:30am – 1:00pm

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