Annual STEP Ahead Awards Recognize Women in Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Institute honors Sandvik Coromant’s Danielle Allen. 

The Manufacturing Institute will award Danielle Allen, of Sandvik Coromant, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.

Keira Lombardo, chair of STEP Ahead and executive vice president of corporate affairs and compliance for Smithfield Foods says, “The STEP Ahead Awards program not only recognizes the incredible women in manufacturing who have an impact on the daily lives of people all over the world, it sends an incredibly powerful message to the next generation of female leaders that the manufacturing industry offers innovative and fulfilling careers in which women can thrive.”

The STEP Ahead Awards are part of the STEP Ahead initiative, launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and leadership for attracting, advancing and retaining female talent. In five years, award winners have impacted more than 300,000 individuals—from peers in the industry to school-aged children.

On April 11th, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C. The award program will highlight each honoree’s story, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing.