Meaghan Ziemba is THE Maven of Manufacturing! As a writer by trade, she developed an early passion for storytelling and is now empowering women to change the world through manufacturing via her podcast Mavens of Manufacturing.
In this episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour, Meaghan discusses the role of good storytelling in the manufacturing industry and why many leaders overlook it. She shares the story behind starting her podcast and how she overcame her fears and did it anyway.
Meaghan explores the problem of the gender gap in manufacturing and the reasons behind it. She believes that a lack of awareness of manufacturing and its different career paths is a huge barrier to a diverse workforce.
In this episode, find out:
How Meaghan’s background in writing and storytelling led her to where she is now
Why Meaghan launched the Mavens of Manufacturing podcast
The crucial lesson Meaghan learned when she was nervous about starting a podcast
Why boosting interest and diversity in manufacturing begins with school kids
Why diversity isn’t just fair, it’s beneficial to everyone
What lessons Meaghan learned from being a parent
Meaghan’s tips for industry leaders who want to boost diversity
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