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TWO Events, ONE Location!

  1. JOB FAIR – (FIRST FLOOR) many direct-to-hire manufacturers & STEM related companies will be showcasing capabilities and job opportunities! Register for the Job Fair now!
  2. IE-WIM SUMMIT – (SECOND FLOOR) luncheon event supporting, inspiring, and empowering women in manufacturing career paths (RSVP Required).


We are a community driven group of women who care about manufacturing!

The Inland Empire consists of 52 Incorporated Cities! Many silos… Many "good-ol'BOY" cliques! We have LOTS of under-represented offerings and opportunities and this group was created to remove silos and bust down stereotypes to allow collaboration and involvement.


  • WOMEN continue to be underrepresented in manufacturing - AT ALL LEVELS!
  • We have 600K+ good paying manufacturing jobs unfilled in the USA, and that number continues to climb!
  • Lets get women into those skilled labor positions. It's not that women cannot do it, it's the public perception of women pursuing a manufacturing career that needs to be modified.

If you are an Inland Empire Woman involved in the manufacturing industry or you are interested in a

career path into a good paying local manufacturing position, COME TO OUR LUNCHEON EVENT! It's FREE with registration.

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, around the table playing cards or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, MAGIC HAPPENS! (-Ms. P. Rashad)

Women continue to be under-represented in manufacturing at all levels. Our vision is to unify and diversify the Inland Empire workforce by supporting, empowering, and inspiring the women in this great region.

NO MEMBERSHIPS, NO FEES! "Givers" that support our mission and vision make this all possible. We are a community driven group!

Technology advancements continue to rapidly transform the way we make things today! Our makers are WOMEN, and we are WOMEN preparing the next generation of makers and technologists. TOGETHER, we make magic happen!


  • Support Inland Empire Manufacturing! An essential part of the Inland Empire economy relies on the continued success of manufacturing, which is dependent on innovation driven by a diverse talented workforce THAT INCLUDES WOMEN!
  • Network with Inland Empire Woman Manufacturing: Owners, Managers, Supervisors, Women "Makers", Community Leaders, and City, State, and Federal Manufacturing Support Representatives.
  • Discuss local Programs, Offerings, Support Centers, and Grants that can boost Manufacturing Growth!
  • Learn about open manufacturing positions and paid apprenticeship opportunities available in this region including incumbent training opportunities!
  • Listen to powerful women CEO keynote speakers discuss their journey in the manufacturing world.
  • Participate in Panel-TalkTM – through unity, we created a powerful industry led panel to discuss roles and progression of women involved in the manufacturing industry. We will speak about shattering stereotypes, empowerment, inspiration, and the plethora of support for women makers in our region!


The Inland Empire Women in Manufacturing (IEwim) "movement" matured through a collaboration of local manufacturers that came together to share information, resources, and manufacturing industry needs. The Mayors Manufacturer Council was formed and facilitated by Mayor Acquanetta Warren, Fontana, California, and graciously hosted and coordinated by the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, on November 8th, 2017

We discussed the nonsensical stigma that a skilled laborer is somehow doomed to be less successful than someone with a college degree. It's just not true!

The manufacturing industry is not the same dirty, greasy, testosterone driven career path that our grandfathers once filled, yet it continues to have that reputation.

Women are largely underrepresented in the manufacturing industry – at all levels, and that has to change! The councils view was that of inspiration to the female population. Let's get women into those skilled labor positions! It's not that women can't do it; any CEO will tell you that. It is the public perception of women pursuing a manufacturing career that needs to be modified.

Beyond the gender indifference of this industry, our great region in is broken into 52 incorporated cities… many of those cities have fabulous programs to help the manufacturing industry thrive and succeed, yet resources are NOT shared and discussed. Why? Where do we do this? Unity had to be brought to this region, and it was clear from that gathering a movement was needed!!

This region is filled with support and "silo'ed" offerings! We have multiple apprenticeship programs… incumbent worker assistance offerings… international manufacturing "MADE IN THE USA" growth opportunities… vocational schools with certification classes… State funded Training Assistance Programs… multiple manufacturing grant opportunities and resources that must be shared #TogetherWeWin  

We support and encourage the women makers in this region! We ARE breaking down stereotypes! Get involved – inspire the next-generation – mentor – evolve – share our dream! |

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Friday, May 10, 2019






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<11:15-12:45 – Lunch Buffet Open>











Event Concludes / Begin Tear-Down

Event concludes at 3:00 pm.

Friday, May 10, 2019






Job Fair

Job Fair will take place on the 1st Floor



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  • Non Manufacturer Vendor Booth


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