Please join host Barbara Trautlein as she interviews Kathryn Kelley, who shares stories (and quotes – like the one in the title!) about women leaders in manufacturing as well as her own leadership in fostering collaborations between academia and industry. Using her storytelling skills, Kathryn tells the tales of three powerful women who are running manufacturing businesses and making a positive difference for their companies, customers, and communities. Speaking to students, she relates research-based feedback from industry about how young women (and men) can best prepare themselves for careers in manufacturing. Moreover, she offers tangible advice for how to amplify technology innovation and accelerate workforce development through partnerships between educational institutions and manufacturing organizations. Please join this compelling conversation!
Kathryn Kelley serves as executive director of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University, devoted to providing action-provoking policies and reports on advanced manufacturing trends, workforce development and disruptive technologies. She collaborates with state and national partners to develop regional and national public policies to support manufacturing innovation, advocate for small- and medium-sized manufacturing needs within the supply chains and remove barriers between academia and industry. She has more than 20 years' experience in program leadership and strategic communications in industry-oriented higher education and statewide technology