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Mentoring and training activities implemented by Sulzer are encouraging more young women to get into engineering.

Author: Jennifer Cardillo, Marketing and Communications Manager Americas, Rotating Equipment Services, Sulzer

In support of International Women’s Day, Sulzer has announced that it will champion the Empowering Women in Industry association by serving as the official social media sponsor for its 2019 Conference and Gala, taking place on September 26 in Chicago, IL, US. This reflects the company’s longstanding commitment to support women in the largely male-dominated engineering sector.

The Empowering Women in Industry Conference and Gala celebrates the success and impact that businesswomen have, as well as helping to create the next generation of female leaders in an inspiring and encouraging environment.

Sulzer, a leading specialist in services for rotating equipment, pumping solutions, separation, mixing and application technology, is well-aligned with Empowering Women in Industry’s goals. Sulzer fosters an inclusive and non-discriminative culture in the workplace and is dedicated to providing women with the right tools to become competent professionals and break into leadership roles.

Sulzer supports gender equality in the workplace with a number of initiatives.
Sulzer supports gender equality in the workplace with a number of initiatives.

Mentoring and training are key activities implemented by Sulzer to develop management skills among its employees. Sulzer’s training program has been proven highly successful, as it is encouraging more young women to enter engineering fields.

This, as well as other initiatives, will be discussed during the Empowering Women in Industry event by some of Sulzer’s highly successful women in leadership roles, who will be part of the Conference line-up.

“While there are more opportunities than ever for women in industry, they still face access and upward mobility challenges, particularly the engineering sector.” says Jennifer Cardillo, Marketing and Communications Manager at Sulzer and member of the Empowering Women in Industry steering committee. “It is our responsibility to promote gender equality. By supporting Empowering Women in Industry, Sulzer is continuing to drive change within and outside of its organization. At the Conference and Gala, we look forward to contributing to the conversation around female empowerment and leadership.”

The Empowering Women in Industry Conference and Gala will be held in Chicago, IL, on September 26.
The Empowering Women in Industry Conference and Gala will be held in Chicago, IL, on September 26.

The Empowering Women in Industry Conference and Gala will take place on September 26, 2019 from 8 a.m. – Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Stagg Court, Chicago, IL, US.

Keep up with the latest news on the event by following #EmpoweringWomen2019 @womeninind on Twitter and Empoweringwomeninindustry on Instagram.

About Sulzer:

Sulzer is the leading worldwide, independent service provider for the repair and maintenance of rotating machines including turbomachinery, pumps and electro-mechanical equipment. With a global network of over 180 technically advanced manufacturing and test facilities, Sulzer offers a collaborative advantage that delivers high-quality, cost-effective, customized and turnkey solutions, providing its customers with the peace of mind to focus on their core operations.

Sulzer Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer, can accommodate all brands of rotating equipment including turbines, compressors, generators, motors and pumps. With an enviable track record, dedicated teams of on-site engineers provide best-in-class solutions to ensure that the most effective service is delivered.

Sulzer is dedicated to providing superior service solutions to a range of industries including power generation, oil and gas, hydrocarbon and chemical processing, water and air separation. Every solution is customized to suit the business needs of each application – whenever or wherever that may be.

With a long history of providing engineering service support, Sulzer is headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland where it began in 1834. Today, with sales over US$ 3 billion and with approximately 14,000 employees, the Sulzer footprint spans across the globe. The core aim is to deliver a flexible and cost-effective service that optimizes customer operational efficiency and minimizes downtime.

For more information on Sulzer, visit www.sulzer.com

 

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