Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/08/2014 -- The current issue of Manufacturers' Pain Points reported women lost more manufacturing roles than they gained. In fact, women's share of the manufacturing sector is currently just over 27 percent – the lowest level since 1971. This means that while women represent nearly half of the total U.S. labor force, they only constitute approximately a quarter of the U.S. manufacturing workforce. Outdated and often wrong perceptions of manufacturing have impacted women's desires to join the ranks of manufacturers.
A study from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute cited the perception of a male-favored culture as a key driver of women's underrepresentation in the industry. There is a sense that historical gender bias excludes women from core managerial roles, such as production supervisors and operations managers, which are key to climbing the industry ladder.
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