Women's Work: Inside The Rising Trend of Female Leaders in Manufacturing

By Amy Elisa Jackson
Aug 3, 2017 3:30 PM ET

James Brown famously sang, “This is a man’s world.” However, perhaps the most notable part of that chorus and song is the second verse: “…But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.”

And the refrain is perhaps no truer than in the male-dominated industry of manufacturing. Sure, most Americans think of men toiling on assembly lines, swinging machinery to craft everything from automobiles to appliances, but Whirlpool “wouldn’t be nothing” without the women. Just ask Kristin Day, Manufacturing Operations Director of Clothes Dryers at Whirlpool Corporation.

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