Attendees of this virtual event will hear an overview from a clinical psychologist on what imposter syndrome is and how to recognize it, as well as learn from a panel of industry leaders who will share their insights and experiences navigating this professional challenge. Attendees will walk away with strategies and tactics to ensure imposter syndrome is not affecting their career growth.
About Women Connect: The Manufacturing Institute, the education and workforce partner of the NAM, drives programs and research to promote modern manufacturing and jumpstart new approaches to growing manufacturing talent. The mission of the Women MAKE America initiative is to showcase existing female talent in the industry, as well as best practices for companies to close the skills gap by attracting, retaining, and advancing women in manufacturing.
The Women Connect (formerly STEP Forward) program is designed to address challenges, build networks, drive collective thinking around increasing manufacturing career opportunities, explore opportunities and bridge the skills gap in our local communities. By sharing the stories of real women who represent the changing faces of manufacturing, this program will demonstrate the opportunities available in manufacturing right now. By providing companies with the tools to support women in their careers, we can help inspire the next generation of talent to pursue careers in the industry.
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11:00 – 11:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
The Manufacturing Institute and Howmet Aerospace will set the stage for how the gender gap is affecting the manufacturing industry, with a particular focus on the psychological challenges women face in the workplace.
11:10 – 11:20 a.m. Defining Imposter Syndrome
A clinical psychologist will provide context to what imposter syndrome is, including how to identify and define this type of experience, how to recognize it in yourself and general strategies on how to overcome.
11:20 – 11:55 a.m. Panel: Navigating Imposter Syndrome in the Manufacturing Industry
Three representatives from a diversity of companies and roles will discuss tactics women can use to handle imposter syndrome by drawing on their own experiences.
11:55 – 12:00 p.m. Conclusion
The Manufacturing Institute will discuss ways to get engaged and next steps.