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March 2021 Newsletter

What's New for 2021? Women of Today's Manufacturing (WOTM) is preparing to host our annual scholarship fundraiser. This year's event will be held in May, with high hopes that our worlds will be back to some sense of normalcy following over a year of COVID-19...

January 2021 Newsletter

2020 Review We all know 2020 was an interesting year and most of us are ready to put it in the past. For WOTM, 2020 had its ups and downs, however, we actually had a very positive year. We were able to host our two big scholarship fundraising events and still...

An American (Manufacturing) Dream Come True

For those of us who have been born and raised in the United States, we sometimes disregard, or take for granted, the many opportunities this nation has to offer. I, personally, was reminded of them after a conversation I had with Prathima Kapa, president of E-Fab,...

December Newsletter

Happy Holidays from WOTM! 2020 Has been one for the books, that's for sure! Stay warm, stay safe, stay healthy! We will be in touch in 2021! Rockford Chamber of Commerce Announces Bethany Mead as the 2020 Business Catalyst Award Recipient Congratulations Beth! We are...

A Testimonial on Manufacturing during a Global Pandemic

Frank Porto of Superior Felt and Filtration talks discusses the challenges and opportunities that his company has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://youtu.be/jstnYpv8h-E Frank Porto of Superior Felt & Filtration and Meaghan Ziemba of WOTM. Owner and...

Fashionable Footwear for Women in Manufacturing

On this videocast, Women of Today’s Manufacturing (WOTM) president, Jaclyn Kolodziej, speaks with Anastasia Kraft, Founder of Xena Workwear. https://youtu.be/-99B6U7YbXM Xena Workwear is a steel to shoe company that designs and develops stylish, comfortable,...