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Food Processing and its parent company, Putman Media, are proud and honored to present the inaugural class of Influential Women in Manufacturing.

We launched Influential Women in Manufacturing at the beginning of 2018 to recognize women who are effecting change in manufacturing and industrial production. Against a backdrop of critical shifts in business models, process management and workforce roles, we sought to spotlight women who are leading the charge to spur change in what gets done and how in manufacturing organizations today.

The 22 women profiled here, nominated by their peers in industry and voted as IWiM by an eight-member team of Putman editors, represent a wide range of industry verticals – from pharmaceutical production to oil & gas to academia to industrial automation and intelligence.

Read their stories and get ideas for how you, too, can influence the next generation of women in manufacturing.