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What people said when asked, “What did you like most about the event?”.

This was my first RMI event. I was impressed with the knowledge and commitment to bolstering manufacturing in MD. Also, thought the camaraderie between attendees was great.

The extremely talented and inspiring speakers and panelists were most impressive. It was a very nice venue and well attended.

The number of attendees and enthusiasm about manufacturing in Maryland. Great speakers!

The caliber of speakers and content.

The women on the panel were fabulous. They spoke from experience and the heart. Many wonderful take-away actions received.

Having the different aspects from manufacturing (CEOs, VPs, HR) to bring different insight to the panel.

I was impressed by the wide range of expertise demonstrated by the panelists. They were well-versed and candid about sharing their personal experiences with the audience.

The panel of women as guest speakers.

The diversity and depth of the panelists. I left the event and several days later still reflected on the “nuggets” of information and experiences the speakers shared. They provided genuine, real life words of wisdom and encouragement for personal and professional development that “stuck” with me as I progress and improve.

Openness to audience for questions

The sharing of life experiences of the women in the panel

I was most impressed by the eloquent speaking of the panel and keynote speaker, they were very engaging and relevant. I felt as though I learned some keen advice.

Synergies between speaker and panelists…

The guests–especially the woman who introduced the program–(Laura Neuman, Anne Arundel County Executive)

The organization was well done as well.

The women on the panel. The difference in leadership styles between men and women is enormous in my opinion. We men follow sports, and war, as proper leadership models. Women focus on nurturing and consensus based on what I heard from the panel.

Great chemistry and open conversation abd audience interaction

All the bad ass ladies.

I was most impressed with the quality of the panelists and their willingness to share their experiences with the audience. I especially appreciated the focus on the importance of mentoring younger women entering manufacturing and mastering higher-level skills for NextGen Manufacturing.

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Women in NextGen Manufacturing & Engineering

March 27, 2014 – 8:00 to 11:30 AM

National Electronics Museum
1745 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

orange-registerNext generation manufacturing depends on diverse strategies, new leadership styles and a background in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, Maryland manufacturers need to know how to transform diversity into opportunity. Learn from these leaders how they are making a difference leading the way to NextGenM.



8:00 – 8:50 AM   Continental breakfast networking

8:50 – 8:55   Welcome and introductions – Mike Galiazzo, President, RMI

8:55 – 9:10   Welcome & Remarks
Laura Neuman, County Executive, Anne Arundel County

Laura Neuman
County Executive, Anne Arundel County

9:10 – 9:15   Today’s Program – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch, Vice President of CINS, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Member, RMI Board of Directors.

9:15 – 9:30   Remarks – Gloria A. Flach, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems

9:30 – 10:30   Panel – Moderator   Mary Kay Burch, Vice President of CINS, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

  • Nichole Hickson-Oliver, Personnel Director, General Motors, Baltimore Operations
  • Susan (Suzy) Ganz , CEO and Chair of Lion Brothers, Member RMI Board of Directors
  • Jenny Regan , CEO of Key Tech
  • Kay Rand, Vice President of Mission Assurance, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (ES) sector

10:30 – 11:30   Community Conversation with the Audience


March 27, 2014 – 8:00 to 11:30 AM

Location: National Electronics Museum
1745 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Cost:  $35.00 RMI member   $45.00 non-member (see membership tab above for membership info)

Students & teachers may attend for free, registration required




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