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WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY Women in manufacturing: Invigorating manufacturing with diversity & inclusion

Mar 24, 2021

The manufacturing sector was rather shy when it came to including women onto the shop floor. However, today, the situation is changing. Companies are coming up with various policies to ensure a gender-balanced work environment. On the occasion of Women’s Day, EM magazine reached out to women in the manufacturing industry to get their perspective on the key components of maintaining the gender balance, their motivation to get into the manufacturing industry, the myths prevalent in the industry & initiatives that need to be taken to encourage women to be a part of the industry, challenges they faced and more.

Sulajja Firodia Motwani, Founder & CEO, Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions - It’s time we begin making our mark in this sector

Smita Pandit Chakraborty, Managing Director, Phoenix Conveyor Belt India Conveying Solutions, Business Area - ContiTech - Present opportunities for women to raise their skills and excel in their domain

Sonia Khattar, CEO, Hongyi Jig Rapid Technologies - There is a positive change in the industry

Sirisha A, Head – Industrial Engineering & New Product Launch, Bangalore Plant, Continental Automotive India - There are more women entering manufacturing

Kopal Sarin Raj, Vice President – IT & India CIO, Wabtec Corporation, India - Women are the largest pools of untapped talent for manufacturers

Aditi Sharma, HSE, Manufacturing and Quality Leader, Cummins India - Enter the industry as an employee and not a woman

Gunjan Malhotra, Director, Komaki Electric Vehicle Division - Women are naturally more meticulous

Hardevi Vazirani, Head of Corporate Development & Strategy – Asia Pacific, Schaeffler Group - The industry must showcase women leaders to attract more women

Mohini Kelkar, Director – Sales & Marketing, Grind Master Machines - It is necessary to create an ecosystem that treats women equal to men

Sandhya Pande, Vice President – Engineering & Development, Premium Transmission - Start from the top by creating women leaders

Saritha Poovanna, Vice President – Plant Technical, Bosch Automotive Electronics India - Women should challenge themselves

Sonali Mulay, Vice President, Sandvik Coromant - The advent of digital transformation will open many avenues for females

Arundhati, Managing Director, Plazma Technologies - We have enough initiatives we need more awareness, more coverage and engagement

Anjali Byce, Chief Human Resources Officer, Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) - Knowledge is the most important skill

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