The manufacturing industry is facing a labor shortage—and one of the industry’s biggest opportunities is broadening the talent pipeline and prioritizing actions that recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

On December 16, The Manufacturing Institute hosted a Virtual DE&I Summit, sponsored by Arconic Foundation and Pella. This virtual event explored dimensions of diversity and inclusion specific to the manufacturing workforce and provided actions manufacturers can take now to move our industry forward.

View the recording of the event to learn best practices shared by diversity experts to implement within your own company.

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Friday, December 16, 2022

  • Opening Remarks
  • Making the Case
    DE&I has proven to drive business performance and innovation—yet the industry lacks diverse representation at all levels. Find out where manufacturing stands in terms of DE&I and why it is critical the industry take proactive steps to diversify the talent pipeline and close the opportunity gap.
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
    Learn how to design, build and support employee resource groups. Hear success stories from the field, as well as how to utilize ERGs as a business imperative.
  • Executive Panel
    Hear from those at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity and inclusion and learn from their experiences and gain insights on how you can get involved.
  • Closing & Outlook

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