Women in Forging

Who We Are

Women in Forging is a Networking Committee created by the Forging Industry Association to help women in the forging industry connect, network, build relationships, mentor young women and empower females in the forging industry to continue to grow in leadership roles.

How We Can Help

  • Leadership Training: Improve your leadership skills and get training on communication, delegation, time management, objective setting, and more - so that you can grow in your career.
  • Industry Insight: Gain valuable industry insight from subject matter experts and other industry stakeholders.
  • Workforce Development: Get access to prospective interns, apprentices and employees through a variety of channels including college and technical school connections. Discuss labor and workforce development with other women in the forging industry.
  • Peer Networking: Connect and collaborate with other women in the industry through social media groups, virtual meetings and workshops, and in-person events.

Women in Forging Panel Session

On August 8, 2022, the Women in Forging committee hosted a virtual webinar titled “Women in Forging Panel Session: Advice for Advancing Your Career in the Forging Industry.”  There, industry veterans discussed their career paths, how men can be allies, negotiating, finding mentors, imposter syndrome and inspiring the next generation of female leaders.

WiF Partnerships:

Xena Workwear
We are excited to announce a new affinity program/partnership with Xena Workwear! Our Women in Forging (FIA) committee members will now receive a special discount with their purchase of ASTM certified footwear from Xena.
Just use promo code Xena&WIF at checkout for $20 off your purchase.
For more information about Xena Workwear and its inspirational founder - visit www.xenaworkwear.com

Click here to download an informational flyer.

Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship
Established and endowed by a gift from Sharon P. Haverstock and contributions from the forging industry, the Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship program was set up to financially help talented women students become aware of, work towards and experience the many leadership opportunities that a career in manufacturing and the forging industry holds. This scholarship is looking to reward the best and brightest women who have the desire and potential to reach executive or senior leadership levels.

Up to $5,000 scholarships are awarded to full-time graduate and undergraduate students attending a two- or four- year college or university in the fields of engineering, business, or a comparable area of study.

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Forging Industry Women's Scholarship Winners!
  • Brianna Hoff                       South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

  • Najmah Abdur-Rahman      Univ of Maryland: College Park

  • Kinsey Duwa                       University of Alabama

  • Cristina Lopez Puga            University of North Texas                          

For more information, visit www.fierf.org/students

Join Us

Interested in learning how to join the Women in Forging committee? Please contact Amanda Dureiko at [email protected] or call 216-781-6260.

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