HOPE Giving Circle Women In Manufacturing

More than 50 women gathered on April 7th for the HOPE Giving Circle Women in Manufacturing Breakfast. The event, for current and prospective members alike, focused on the vast opportunities for women in the manufacturing industry.  Keynote speaker, Teresa Beach-Shelow, Owner and President of Superior Joining Technologies, Inc., shared her personal journey in the manufacturing field.  Other speakers at the breakfast included Dr. Mary Beth Ottinger, Dean of Career and Technical Programs at Harper College, and Michelle Mabry, a female student in Harper’s Advanced Manufacturing Program.  

  • - (Left to Right) Michelle Mabry (Harper Student Speaker), Lori Meier (Chair, HOPE Giving Circle Executive Committee), and Teresa Beach-Shelow (Keynote Speaker), Owner and President of Superior Joining Technologies, Inc..

  • - Event attendees enjoy networking during breakfast.

  • - Guests enjoy good company and conversation before the program begins.

  • - Georgeanna Mehr (center), Harper College Educational Foundation Board Member and HOPE Executive Committee Member, greets guests during breakfast.

  • - Keynote Speaker, Teresa Beach-Shelow, greets event attendees before the program begins.

  • - Lori Meier, HOPE Executive Committee Chair, extends a warm welcome to event attendees.

  • - Michelle Mabry, a student in Harper’s Advanced Manufacturing Program, adds a student perspective to the conversation.

  • - Teresa Beach-Shelow, Owner and President of Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. engages the audience as she shares her amazing story of success leading a women-owned manufacturing business and her efforts to advance the role of women in manufacturing.

  • - Kim Wagner (left), a student in Harper’s Advanced Manufacturing Program, attends the breakfast.

  • - Luz Canino-Baker, HOPE Executive Committee and Harper College Educational Foundation Board Member enjoys the presentation by keynote speaker, Teresa Beach-Shelow.

  • - Event attendees engage in dialogue about the vast opportunities available to women in the manufacturing industry.

  • - Harper College Educational Foundation Board President and HOPE Executive Committee Member, Kathy Gilmer, invites attendees to make a difference in the lives of women pursuing higher education at Harper College by becoming a member of the HOPE Giving Circle.

  • - Attendees ask questions during the Q & A.

  • - Dr. Mary Beth Ottinger, Dean of Career and Technical Programs at Harper College, provides an overview of Harper’s Advanced Manufacturing Program and describes opportunities for women in the program.