Women in manufacturing

The manufacturing sector has received significant attention recently. The COVID-19 outbreak highlighted the ability of our manufacturers to innovate and evolve, bringing with it a resurgence of locally produced products.

With new and rewarding opportunities emerging in advanced manufacturing, attracting, retaining and promoting highly skilled women into this sector is key to further innovation and growth.

Currently, around one in four Queensland manufacturers are women and we hope to see this number grow.

Our Women in Manufacturing events highlight the importance of mentoring the next generation of women in industry and help establish supportive networks.

A key initiative of our Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, each event features a panel of prominent female trailblazers from the manufacturing industry.

Our panellists will be discussing Queensland’s manufacturers’ ability to innovate, the impact a strong manufacturing sector has on the economy, and the opportunities and importance for women to contribute to and actively shape the future of the sector.

These events are aimed at women working in the manufacturing industry and female science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. However, entry is open to both women and men.

For more information contact the advanced manufacturing team.

Last updated: 24 Mar 2021