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Women And Manufacturing Podcast

Where accomplished women empower accomplished women.

Frances Brunelle, Host

Supporting Young Black Women in STEM with Kara Branch

Kara Branch is an engineer who has always been the only Black woman on all the teams she’s ever worked on and has experienced many challenges as a result. When one of her daughters decided she also wanted to pursue a career in engineering, Kara decided she wanted better for the next generation and so she founded the Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation. Today she joins us to tell us more about the fantastic work she is doing. Tuning in you’ll discover how the Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation is developing young women in all areas of STEM. To hear all about Kara Branch, the fantastic organization she started, how it is transforming lives, and how you can help, tune in today!

Passionate About Manufacturing, the Best Kept Secret, with Devon Winter

In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Frances Brunelle speaks with Devon Winter the Chief Operations Officer of F. W. Winter Inc. & Co. a metal and alloy powder manufacturer for automotive, welding, and aerospace industries. Don’t miss out on today’s conversation as we hear all about Devon’s journey through the manufacturing industry, her thoughts on LEAN and ISO certifications, and why she is so deeply passionate about careers in manufacturing! Tune in today!

How to Create an Exemplary Workplace with Robin Ritz

Today’s guest believes that if you love the workers and workplace before the work, everything else falls into place. Robin Ritz is the creative visionary and the owner of InCord, North America’s largest custom netting fabricator, providing the best in custom netting products to customers worldwide since 1995. Tuning in you’ll hear about her focus on company culture, how they implement Kaizen principles at InCord, how they marry process and culture in the company, and how they honor every voice. Robin explains why she believes that the person closest to the problem is also closest to the solution and how she uses this to improve processes at InCord.

Why Social Media Matters for Manufacturers with Lauren LaDell a.k.a The Spindle Chick

In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Fran Brunelle is joined by Lauren LaDell, a.k.a. The Spindle Chick, to talk about why social media matters for manufacturing companies. Lauren also shares her top tips and ideas for the types of content that manufacturers can post, so make sure not to miss this thought-provoking discussion with The Spindle Chick, Lauren LaDell!

Lessons from Front End and Back End of the Manufacturing Business with Tammy Casteel

In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Fran Brunelle is joined by Tammy Casteel, a plant manager for Iconex, the world’s leading provider of receipt and innovative label solutions.

Project, Contract, and Supplier Management with Angela Thurman

In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Fran Brunelle is joined by Angela Thurman, a project manager with 30 years of experience working within NASA, Aerospace, Defense and Telecommunications industries.

Enabling Innovation through 3D CAD Model Software with Patricia Hume

In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Fran Brunelle is joined by Patricia Hume, to celebrate women in manufacturing from the shop floor to the c-suite! Patricia Hume a leader whose career in software and high tech spans four decades, including 20 years at C-level, Patricia Hume is responsible for the creation and execution of the Canvas strategic vision.

Future Mavens of Manufacturing with Meaghan Ziemba

In today’s episode, Fran Brunelle is joined by brand storyteller and manufacturing marketer, Meaghan Ziemba, to celebrate women in manufacturing from the shop floor to the c-suite! . In this episode, Meaghan shares what inspired her to start Mavens of Manufacturing, the importance of hearing the stories of women in manufacturing, and how she hopes to set new standards for American manufacturing and change the world, one video at a time! Tune in today to discover the value of actively promoting manufacturing to future generations of leaders and skilled talent, including girls and women in community outreach efforts, and so much more!

Leading with Candor and Integrity with Tracy Albert

In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Frances Brunelle speaks with Tracy Albert, Co-Owner and Accounting Manager of Gambit Machining in Alberta, Canada, which specializes in small, precision, tight tolerance parts for critical use in no-fail industries, including instrumentation, energy, defense, medical, transportation, and more. Tuning in, you’ll find out how Tracy’s portfolio has grown over the past 20 years to include payroll, HR, health and safety, marketing, and business development, and she shares what influenced her decision to lead with candor and integrity, despite some of the challenges that come with being the only woman in the boardroom.

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