Archive: Women in Manufacturing

Women in Manufacturing Network WIMN

The Mentor & The Mentee

March 2, 2020 Air Radiators manufacturing engineer Jennifer Mueller is one of the 29 women to have gained valuable guidance through the GMC Women in Manufacturing Network Mentoring Program. Teamed with mentor Glenn Lyons, operations amnaer at the Viva Energy’s Geelong Refinery, the pair last year progressed through the structured program that supports both mentees and mentors t...
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Future Leaders Get A Taste Of Industry

May 16, 2019 Geelong Future Leaders of Industry and Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing Programs launched last Wednesday with 46 Year 9 & 10 students from schools around the region taking part. The students were treated to tours of leading R&D facilities at Deakin University including the Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) and the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research...
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International Communications Expert in Geelong for WIMN

October 26, 2018 Geelong Manufacturing Council’s Women in Manufacturing Network was very excited to welcome Sydney-based international communications expert Dr Margaret Byrne to present on Communication Styles & Leadership Potential recently, at Deakin University’s Western Beach Room. Margaret shared many valuable, evidence-based insights from her research in observing over 500 hours of meetings in a variety of organisations across...
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Supporting the Growth of Women in Manufacturing

June 4, 2018 Support networks are vital. That was the message from the Geelong Manufacturing Council’s recent Women in Manufacturing Networkevent, held at Viva Energy. A panel of four Viva Energy employees, from a range of engineering and operational roles across the Geelong Refinery, shared their experiences with over 50 attendees in an evening that highlighted their successes,...
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Leading Change That Sticks

September 25, 2017 The GMC-WIMN, supported by the Geelong Quality Council hosted Keynote Speaker Corrinne Armour on Leading Change that Sticks as part of the Geelong Small Business Festival. Over 60 people attended the event, with many connecting and reconnecting with others in the manufacturing industry. Corrinne delivered a highly engaging keynote, identifying simple, actionable takeaways that participants could use...
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Manufacturing Push for Gender Diversity

April 20, 2017 Women make up only 26 per cent of Australia’s manufacturing workforce, mainly working in administrative roles and less in core operations and leadership positions (source: Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency). Yet research shows that more gender balanced organisations, with more women in leadership, achieve better financial results, are more innovative, more collaborative and maximise...
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