3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Meet some Roises and hear their stories
Network with women in manufacturing from around the state
Join us on the stairs of the state capitol for a group photo
Please register here.
To empower women in manufacturing and skilled trades from across the state of Michigan.
To have as many women from industry join us on the steps of the capitol for a Rosie the Riveter photo with some of the original Roises.
3:00 pm Gather in Heritage Hall
Additional items to be added to agenda in detail shortly
5:00 pm Gather on the steps of the capitol for our photo
Six Michigan Manufacturing Councils have come together in search of links to Rosie the Riveter's history. The groups are collectively planning an event at the State Capitol that will include hundreds of women in manufacturing from across the state.
"We hope to honor the hard work and dedication of women in our industry while paying tribute to a well-known icon," said Cindy Kangas, Executive Director of Capital Area Manufacturing Council. "Women in factories evolved during WWI and WWII. As males joined the military, the production of wartime products became necessary. Michigan women entered the workforce to run drill presses, weld, operate cranes, use screw machines, and handle metalworking equipment. They performed manual labor to produce the products but were also involved in the design, testing, and distribution."
"We know there are empowering stories to tell," Tanya Blehm, Manager of Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association, added. "We hope people will come forward so we can celebrate the contributions of these female leaders and innovators."
This event could not be possible without support of the these companies:
PNC Bank - Event
Duperon - Refreshment
Peak Manufacturing - Photo
Magline, Inc. - Rosie
We are still in need of a couple of additional sponsors, please reach out to Tanya Blehm at 989-964-2881 or Cindy Kangas at Cindy@CAMConline.org