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Women in Advanced Manufacturing (WIAM) Forum 2020

Following its inaugural event in 2019, the WIAM Forum 2020 continues to address the diversity gap in manufacturing and foster career growth by holding a panel discussion and professional development workshop. This forum is organized by the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED). All genders are welcome!

Session I [90 mins]: Panel of Advanced Manufacturing Leaders

Panel Topic: Career Pathways and Leadership Experiences in Advanced Manufacturing


  • Jennifer Fielding
    Gov't – AFRL/SMD
    Chief, Composite Performance and Application Section
  • Jian Cao
    Academia – Northwestern Univ
    Director, NIMSI
    Cardiss Collins Professor
  • Delcie Durham
    Academia – Univ of South Florida
    Professor Emerita


  • Chandra Brown
    Manufacturing USA Institute – CEO, MxD
  • Sarah Krasley (Tentative)
    Industry – Shimmy Technologies
    Founder and CEO

Session II [90 mins]: Professional Development Workshop

Workshop Moderator: Crystal Morrison, Founder & CEO, EverRise

Working Session I [30 mins]: Professional Networking – Professional Growth and Collaboration
The audience will learn 7 specific tips to use before, during and after networking events.

Working Session II [60 mins]: Empowering Leadership – Differentiator of Effective Leaders
The audience will learn 4 ways to empower others, advocate for themselves and gain a powerful tool for clarifying roles and responsibilities.

Post-Forum Discussion: Volunteering in ASME Community & Networking


Date: Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020
Location: Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Hosted by University of Cincinnati, June 22-26, 2020

ASME 2020 MED/WIAM Organizing Committee:
Annie Dian-Ru Li – Lead Organizer, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Megan McGovern, General Motors Global R&D Center
Maya Reslan, NIST Guest Researcher Program
Barbara Linke, University of California – Davis
Gloria Wiens, University of Florida


We are looking for sponsors to support the WIAM 2020 Forum! Please download the sponsorship flyer here for further information