Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Virtual Event
Women in Manufacturing 2024
March 6, 2024 at 1:00pm ET

Igniting opportunities through skill building and mentorship


  • Mary Fuke, Program Manager, CWB Welding Foundation
As you navigate your career in the manufacturing industry, explore the importance of learning new skills, strengthening existing ones and leaning on your community when times get tough. In this session, learn how to find upskilling opportunities and manage shifts in your career with mentorship and community. Additionally, discover the CWB Foundation’s Women of Steel initiative and how, through collaboration and courage, women across Canada have broken barriers and sought fulfilling and engaging careers in industry – and how you can too.

Mary Fuke
Mary Fuke is a program manager at the CWB Welding Foundation. Fuke has worked in various roles in skilled trades and apprenticeship programs for many years. She has worked in both Ontario and Alberta, working with government, educational and community organizations such as Six Nations Polytechnic and Women Building Futures.  Fuke holds a Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership from Western University, and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University.  Mary is a strong advocate for all skilled trades professions, with a strong passion for promoting women in trades.