ACE Clearwater’s STEP Ahead Award Winners attended a special Southern California Networking Workshop & Reception at our local Torrance Miyako Hybrid Hotel.

STEP Forward (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) is a regional initiative to combat the gender gap in manufacturing. Sponsored by Honda, City National Bank, The Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers, this event is a chance for Leading Women in Manufacturing to connect with their peers, learn from each other’s successes, discuss current strategies, and develop new concepts for advancing and retaining female talent.

Attending were Kellie Johnson, President and CEO of ACE, Irina Kleyman, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Cathy Geiger, Paramount Operations Leader, Paige Nelson, ACE Purchasing, Gen Perez, ACE Human Resources Manager, Liz Ramirez, Paramount Quality Engineer, Teresa LeFebvre, Program Manager/Paramount, and Ursula Wagstaff, President, CA Botana International.