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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

Training The Next Generation Of Manufacturers

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Barbara Trautlein interviews Diana Peters, the Executive Director and Founder of Symbol Training Institute, which is a Chicago-based educational organization that builds partnerships with manufacturers and students to improve lives through quality education.  More…

ASSP: Challenging Assumptions In The Workplace

This week on The WAM Podcast’s special series with the American Society Of Safety Professionals (ASSP), host, Jennifer McNelly, chats with Diana Stegall, the President of ASSP and Executive Vice President of Rivendell Safety Consulting in Tucson, Arizona. Diana was the first woman to be named ASSP’s safety professional of the year. More…

Riveting Exchanges: Practicing Self-Discipline With A Bad Boss

On this edition of “Riveting Exchanges” on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace continue their conversation about bad bosses. In the workplace, we deal with a whole range of different and sometimes conflicting, personalities, which can be a real challenge. More…

Our Hosts

Andrea Olson
CEO of Pragmadik

Andrea Olson

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

Barbara Trautlein

Desiree Grace
Director of Channel Accounts and Programs for Panduit Corporation

Desiree Grace

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

Jennifer McNelly

Amy Nicklaus
Managing Partner of Nicklaus Marketing

work life balance

Linda Rigano
Principal Consultant of The Rigano Group

WAM Host Linda Rigano