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The Importance of Diversity and the Role of Women in the Manufacturing Workforce

Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media

A more diverse workforce that includes more women can help manufacturers fill the growing skills gap. In this podcast, Sandra Bouckley, president of SME, talks with Senior Editor Jim Lorincz about the need for increased diversity in the workforce and how it can increase productivity and creativity while producing new solutions to manufacturing issues. She also examines why women make up just 29% of the manufacturing workforce in the US and strategies for increasing that percentage.

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