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:

November 11, 2020

11:30am – 1:00pm

Big Rocks of Life

Presented by: Lissa Cupp

Lissa Cupp is the founder of Big Rocks of Life®, an organization aimed at helping others reach their goals and get the most out of their busy lives. She authors a blog and hosts a monthly networking group, Goal Driven Women®. 

Lissa is also a marketing strategy consultant and works with tech and media companies, retailers, and e-Commerce to drive audience and revenue. She was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer for BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. She oversaw brand and marketing for the company, including driving growth for print and digital products across 100 metro news organizations.

Prior to joining BH Media, Ms. Cupp was Senior Vice President of Consumer & e-Commerce at Angie’s List, where she was responsible for audience building, consumer revenue, and subscription & e- Commerce sales. Prior to Angie’s List, she was Vice President of e-Commerce and Direct to Consumer at Scotts Miracle-Gro and Chief Marketing Officer at Chalkfly, an e-commerce retailer named the fastest growing in the Internet Retailer Second 500. Previously she was Vice President of Direct to Consumer at ACCO Brands, where she led digital and consumer marketing for Mead, AT-A-GLANCE, and Daytimer brands.

Lissa is a serial entrepreneur and with her husband, is the owner of a Style Encore® retail store franchise. 

Ms. Cupp teaches Digital Marketing, e-Commerce, and Omni-Channel Marketing as an adjunct at the University of Dayton in the MBA & Undergraduate programs and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences.

Ms. Cupp is an active community volunteer, having been a past member of the Board of Trustees at Clothes That Work and The Human Race Theatre Company. She holds a BA in Marketing from Capital University and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. She lives in Bellbrook, Ohio with her husband. They have two grown daughters and two dogs.

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

11:30am – 1:00pm

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