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2014 STEP Ahead award honoree and senior vice president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Ky., Inc., Susan Elkington (left), joins 2017 honorees Nora Arellano and Lisa Lawrence, and Leah Curry (right), president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc., and 2013 STEP Ahead award honoree. Arellano, a senior engineering manager at Toyota Technical Center in York, MI. , and Lawrence, a 28-year Toyota employee and body weld manager at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., were recognized by The Manufacturing Institute on April 20 in Washington, D.C., for their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing by The Manufacturing Institute.
As you know, we are all about #GirlPower. And what better way to celebrate the greatness of women than to recognize them for their contributions to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production world.
Last week, two Toyota employees, Lisa Lawrence and Nora Arellano were each recognized for their leadership and excellence in the automotive manufacturing world. Nominated by their peers, Lisa and Nora “…represent the bright minds fueling our industry. Highlighting such accomplishment is important in changing the way talented young people, particularly women, look at manufacturing in the future,” said Susan Elkington, 2014 STEP Ahead award honoree and senior vice president of Toyota’s vehicle plant in Georgetown, Kentucky.
From the ladies of SpeedBeautiful.com, we say “CONGRATULATIONS Lisa and Nora!” You two ladies embody what it looks like to be a progressive, smart, accomplished woman today. Thanks for being such shining examples of greatness!
The STEP Ahead Awards examines and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and leadership for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.