Rep. Stevens Named to Putman Media’s 2019 Class of Influential Women in Manufacturing

May 30, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congresswoman Stevens (MI-11) was named to Putman Media’s 2019 Class of Influential Women in Manufacturing along with 27 other manufacturing leaders from around the country. To see the full list of honorees, click HERE.

Influential Women in Manufacturing (IWIM) is a recognition program honoring women who are effecting change in the manufacturing and industrial production space and engaging the next generation of manufacturing leaders. Founded by Illinois-based Putman Media, a publisher of several industry magazines, IWIM celebrates the wide-ranging, needle-moving accomplishments of women in industry and looks to spark conversations about best practices for building the workforce that will continue to drive the manufacturing industry forward.

“It’s an honor to be named to the 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing alongside this fantastic group of women,” said Congresswoman Stevens. “The future of our manufacturing sector rests with our people. Unlocking the channels to inspire innovation, product development and careers in manufacturing has been a longtime passion. I look forward to advocating for, encouraging, and mentoring the next generation of manufacturing leaders alongside this inspiring group of honorees.”

“It’s exciting to once again announce a group of outstanding individuals who are driving important changes both within their companies and for the manufacturing industry overall,” says Putman Media CEO John Cappelletti. “The future-focused leadership and innovative problem-solving demonstrated by the 27 members of the 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing inspires new and veteran members of the field alike, and it is Putman Media’s honor to recognize this incredible group. Congratulations, 2019 IWIM honorees!”

Congresswoman Stevens previously worked as the Director of Workforce Development & Manufacturing Engagement at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, where she oversaw a national strategy to train and educate the current and future workforce in digital manufacturing technologies and processes. Congresswoman Stevens also played a key role in setting up the White House Office of Manufacturing Policy during the Obama Administration.

In the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Stevens has been a leading advocate for the manufacturing sector. In her role as Chair of the House Science Subcommittee on Research & Technology, she has chaired a subcommittee hearing on advanced manufacturing. She introduced the American Manufacturing Leadership Act, a bill to improve the Manufacturing USA program. She has also written an op-ed and introduced a resolution to promote the practice of remanufacturing. Congresswoman Stevens often holds “Manufacturing Monday” events in Michigan, during which she visits small- and mid-size businesses, training centers, schools, or other places that play a role in southeast Michigan’s manufacturing and innovation economy.