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FF Journal – Women in Manufacturing Need More Proactive Career Approach

What is holding back women in manufacturing? This was the central issue recently raised at the annual Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Summit in Illinois. According to Lisa Blais, North American Industrial Practice leader at Egon Zehnder, the main barrier stopping women from moving up the career ladder is experience. “Women need to raise their hands to advance,” noted Blais. In many cases, however, women are not proactive enough about seeking opportunities for advancement. Instead, says Blais, they “put their heads down, waiting to be recognized or plucked up.”

Full story: Emily Vasquez: We can do it in the FF Journal (December 2014).

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