Atlas Copco Group Commits to Help Recruit and Advance Women in Manufacturing

Washington, D.C.  The Manufacturing Institute—the workforce development and education affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers—announced today that Atlas Copco Group has committed $10,000 to the MI’s Women MAKE America 35×30 campaign. This contribution will support the MI’s work to elevate and empower women in manufacturing and create a pipeline to recruit and develop future talent.

“Atlas Copco Group has a very clear set of goals and initiatives when it comes to diversity, especially around bringing more women into manufacturing roles.” said Aaron Prato, Vice-President Holding, Atlas Copco Group North America. “We have worked with the Manufacturing Institute for several years and this is a program we are really excited to support and be part of their phenomenal work and growth.”

Although women comprise nearly half the U.S. workforce, they represent only 29% of manufacturing employees. The MI is seeking to increase the percentage of women in the manufacturing workforce to 35% by 2030 and to connect thousands of women to manufacturing careers by changing outdated perceptions of the industry and boosting women-led mentorships and collaborations.

“As we look to combat the skills gap and help companies fill many of the more than 600,000 open manufacturing jobs in the U.S. today, closing the gender gap is key toward finding the next generation of talent,” said MI National Director of Women’s Engagement Isabelle Powell. “Thanks to the contribution from Atlas Copco Group and their ongoing efforts to recruit young women and women reentering the workforce, we are making strides toward our goal of growing the number of women in our industry.”

For more information on the Women MAKE America 35×30 campaign, visit the MI’s website.

– The Manufacturing Institute –

The Manufacturing Institute builds a resilient manufacturing workforce prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Through implementing groundbreaking programs, convening industry leaders and conducting innovative research, the MI furthers individual opportunity, community prosperity and a more competitive manufacturing industry. As the 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce development and education affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, the MI is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with solutions to address the toughest workforce issues. For more information on the MI, please visit