Women in Manufacturing Leadership Lab Coming to Cleveland

Registration is open for the third annual Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing. The program, a joint initiative by Women in Manufacturing (WiM) and Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Weatherhead School of Management, was created in 2014 to provide a first-of-its-kind executive education program designed specifically for women in manufacturing.

Leadership Lab courses are divided into three separate modules: Women in Manufacturing: Bias, Barriers and Opportunities; High-impact Leadership for Women in Manufacturing; and Skills and Strategies for Leading the Way Forward in Manufacturing. The courses are spread over a total of eight days between March and June, allowing participants to apply learning between sessions and receive individualized coaching. All of the modules will take place on Case Western Reserve University's campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

“WiM’s primary mission is to assist women on their paths to success in manufacturing,” said Allison Grealis, president of WiM. “The Leadership Lab is proof that when women have access to professional development and leadership skills training, they will thrive.”

This year, there will be a new face among the outstanding Leadership Lab facilitators. Ellen Burts-Cooper is the senior managing partner of Improve Consulting and Training Group, a firm that provides personal and professional development training, coaching and consultation. She is a noted expert, having been featured in Time Magazine, Black Voices, Smart Business Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek.

“Women who have graduated from the Leadership Lab leave with tangible skills that they can bring to bear in their workplaces,” Grealis continued. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management again this year to deliver this program which benefits participants and the manufacturing industry as a whole.”

For more information about the program, visit or contact Kristin Moore at 216.503.5700 or Space in this year’s class is extremely limited.