Lowell Lecture

Mill Talk: Exploring the Evolving Roles of Women in Manufacturing — A Panel Discussion

Date & Time

March 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
Located in the Historic Francis Cabot Lowell Mill
Park in the Embassy Theatre Lot — GPS "42 Cooper Street, Waltham"
154 Moody Street Waltham, MA 02453
Driving Directions


Sarah Donovan - CEO and President of I.G. Marston Co. Miriam Lansky - Manager of Continuous Improvement at Olympus Scientific Solutions America Marianna McCormick - Vice President of Business Development, Boston Region, Mass. Development Bonnie Perkins - Six Sigma Continuous Improvement Engineer, Raytheon's Integrated Defense System's Global Supply Chain MODERATOR: Cristina Gutierrez - Project Engineer, Middlesex Glass

Presenting Organization

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation


Current Affairs


Bob Perry (director@charlesrivermuseum.org, 781-893-5410)

Join us for an open-format panel discussion about the experience for women working in a variety of manufacturing roles today.

Learn how the manufacturing world has changed for women over the past several decades, and where trends suggest we may be headed — technologically and culturally. The group will share their career paths and what drives them, compare and contrast startups with legacy/"enterprise" firms, consider where entry and growth opportunities may be most promising no, address how to get better informed and connected, and more.

This event was organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Chapter of Women in Manufacturing, the only national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. At present, more than 3,000 individual members representing nearly 1,000 manufacturing companies have joined our growing ranks of industry professionals. WiM encompasses manufacturers of all types and welcomes individuals from every job function – from production to the C-Suite.