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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

Raising The Bar Of Sustainable Textiles

On this episode of The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano, sat down with a self-made, fearless influencer and leader in the textile industry, Stephanie Benedetto. Through her business, Queen of Raw, Stephanie has found a unique marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, aiming to reduce the amount of wastage and pollution that burning…  More…

Riveting Exchanges: Managing A Bad Boss To Your Own Advantage

On this week’s edition of “Riveting Exchanges” on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, talk about bad bosses. Everyone has had a bad boss at one point or another, and they come in all shapes and sizes.  More…

Managing Your Credit Risk

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Amy Nicklaus, is joined by Charity Forte, who is a leading client services manager for CreditRiskMonitor, which offers industry-leading financial risk analysis for credit, supply chain, and financial professionals. Charity and her team educate their clients on financial risk and show them how to use the service to mitigate the risk of vendors and suppliers as well as customers. 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