The WAM Podcast

Most people have heard that women are 51% of the U.S. population and only 27% of employees in manufacturing, but there is so much more to this story than a few statistics.  To bring the story to life, Jacket Media Co., broadcasters of Manufacturing Talk Radio, created The WAM Podcast, where accomplished women interview accomplished women who can share their experiences and encourage women to look across the broad landscape of manufacturing, from the shop floor to the C-Suite, and the expanse of jobs and careers in between, to learn more about this exciting sector of the U.S. economy, and what it might hold for them.

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Recent Episodes

Riveting Exchanges: The Art Of Internal Selling

On this week’s edition of the “Riveting Exchanges” segment on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, discuss the concept of internally selling and what to do to get buy-in from your boss or colleagues for your next big idea. More…

The Spotlight On Supply Chains

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano, speaks to Lisa Morales-Hellebo, an amazing entrepreneur who is challenging the traditional views of supply chain and spotlighting new and innovative ways to look at it. More…

ASSP: Seeing Gender in Workplace Safety Through Multiple Lenses

This week on the first edition of The WAM Podcast’s special 6-episode ASSP series, host and CEO of The American Society Of Safety Professionals (ASSP), Jennifer McNelly, speaks with Dr. Cori Wong, Assistant Vice President for Gender Equity within the office of the Vice President for Diversity at Colorado State University. The ladies discuss how prioritizing gender diversity and inclusion can improve occupational safety and health.  More…

Our Hosts

Andrea Olson
Author of “No Disruptions: The New Future
For Mid-Market Manufacturing”

Andrea Olson

Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD
Principal and Founder of
Change Catalysts

Barbara Trautlein

Desiree Grace
Vice-President Channel Development
and Operations at Eaton

Desiree Grace

Jennifer McNelly
Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Safety Professionals

Jennifer McNelly

Amy Nicklaus
Owner of Nicklaus Marketing

work life balance

Linda Rigano
Corporate Communications & PR

WAM Host Linda Rigano