About Us

Who We Are
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Our Mission

Women of Today’s Manufacturing (WOTM) is an organization that supports the creation and advancement of career pathways for women in local manufacturing.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Women of Today’s Manufacturing (WOTM) accomplishes our mission by executing three strategies:

  • By hosting educational programs targeted to manufacturing leaders and line workers, providing them with practical knowledge that empowers them to be on the cutting edge of their industry.
  • By providing scholarships to individuals seeking to advance their skills in STEM and manufacturing-related fields
  • By connecting with partners throughout the state-line area to communicate and provide clear career pathways to individuals of all ages that want to pursue a meaningful and fulfilling career in manufacturing
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Strategic Plan

The 3 Stages

Educational programs

By hosting educational programs targeted to manufacturing leaders and line workers, providing them with practical knowledge that empowers them to be on the cutting edge of their industry.

Scholarships
  • By providing scholarships to individuals seeking to advance their skills in STEM and manufacturing-related fields
Career Connections

By connecting with partners throughout the state-line area to communicate and provide clear career pathways to individuals of all ages that want to pursue a meaningful and fulfilling career in manufacturing

Our Team

Executive Board Members

Jaclyn Kolodziej

President

Bethany Mead

Vice President
Community Outreach Coordinator at CEANCI

(Open Position)

Membership Chair

Mark Elliott

Treasurer
Partner at Wipfli LLP

Elaine Dyke

Secretary, Social Media Coordinator
Scheduling Manager at Rockford Ball Screw

Crystal Meyer

Innovation Officer
Technical Digital Creative at MakingChips

Meaghan Ziemba

Chair of Educational Programming Committee
Project Manager at MakingChips

Margo Barr

Chair of Career Pathways Committee
Quality Assurance Manager at Bridgeway, Inc.

Laurie Miller

Co-Chair of Scholarship Committee
President at 2HB Human Resources Solutions Group

Bob Miller

2HB Human Resources Solutions Group

Vice President of Business Development at 2HB Human Resources Solutions Group

Board of Directors

Carrie zethmayr

President and Partner at Zethmayr LLC

Ruthann Gaston

Customer Service Representative at Engman Taylor

Chris Agnitsch

Vice President of Commercial Lending at Midwest Community Bank

Mike Cobert

Assistant Director at Eiger Lab