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Gender diversity is good for business

Women are a vital part of solving U.S. manufacturing’s skills and leadership gaps.

By Christine LaFave Grace, managing editor
Feb 6, 2019

When Putman Media launched the Influential Women in Manufacturing recognition program last year, we editors were all keenly aware of much-talked-about statistics about the U.S. manufacturing industry’s projected workforce shortage. According to Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute’s 2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap study, U.S. manufacturers could face a shortfall of 2.4 million workers by 2028.

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