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, the Manufacturing Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), broadcasters of Manufacturing Talk Radio an exciting new show 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

Shaping The Future Of Workplace Diversity

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano, is joined by the founders of The Second Shift, Gina Hadley and Jenny Galluzzo. The Second Shift is a platform for connecting experienced female freelancers to worthwhile companies with the right values around inclusion and diversity. More…

The Fearless Pursuit of Success

This week on The WAM Podcast, we’re joined by Kathi Bond, President of CryoPlus. Kathi’s story testifies to her fearlessness as a person, and we find out her success could be attributed to recognizing an opportunity in the market and going for it with everything she had. She shares about the pros and cons of being a female in the industry, her heart for women in the community, and her biggest inspirations. More…

Implementing The Elements Of Corporate Social Responsibility

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano, was delighted to speak with Christen Graham, President of Giving Strong, a social impact consulting firm. Christen counsels companies on a variety of strategies to deploy their resources, whether it’s in the area of corporate social responsibility, community reactions, philanthropy, and even reputation management. 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