Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Virtual Event
Women in Manufacturing 2022
March 22, 2022 at 1:00pm ET

Women have comprised 29 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing workforce for the past 40 years – but representation is gradually increasing as key industry players lead the change on gender equity. Inspired by their ongoing efforts to dismantle the barriers that prevent or discourage women from entering the industry, and to facilitate conversations about advancing women into leadership positions, Annex Business Media’s Manufacturing Group is teaming up to host a new virtual summit called Women in Manufacturing, as well as launch an accompanying website:

Featuring some of the biggest influencers in the Canadian manufacturing sector, as well as women who have trailblazed in their careers, the Women in Manufacturing Virtual Summit offers a live panel discussion, presentations and on-demand sessions where speakers will explore the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, share career advice and real-life experiences, recommend actions companies can take to recruit women and advance them to leadership positions, and much more.

Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to connect with industry experts and thought leaders whose shared goal is to promote gender equity, diversity and inclusion in Canadian manufacturing.

If you have a proposal for an on-demand session, please email Sukanya Roy Ghosh, editor of Manufacturing AUTOMATION, at

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1:00 pm - 1:05 pm
Opening Remarks

1:05 pm – 1:35 pm
Keynote Presentation: Creating an Inclusive Economic Recovery for Canada

Speaker: Pamela Jeffery, Founder, The Prosperity Project

Safeguarding the social and economic health and recovery of Canada means we must focus on the success and well-being of women.

1:35 pm – 2:20 pm
Panel Discussion on “Making Conscious the Unconscious Bias”

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm
Networking Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop on “Build Your Own Personal Board of Directors”

Speaker: Crystal Hyde, Executive Coach, Propel Leadership Coaching

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Panel Discussion on “Stuck in the Middle”

Moderator: Natasha Dhayagude - CEO and Co-Founder, Chinova Bioworks

  • Irene Sterian, P.Eng. - Founder, President & CEO, REMAP, and Director, Technology & Innovation, Celestica
  • Jennefer Griffith - Executive Director, Food Processing Skills Canada
  • Renn Scott MA, Interaction Design, RCA - Founder + Chief Designer, Daily Goods Design LABS
Exploring strategies to advance women into leadership roles that they want in the company, industry and community.

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing Remarks

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Frequently Asked Questions About Women in Manufacturing 2022

When & Where?

Women in Manufacturing 2022 will take place virtually via GoToWebinar on March 22, 2022 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of March 22, 2022.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.