On September 21, a “STEP Forward” event at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus recognized the contributions of 60 women in manufacturing and related “STEP” careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Production) in Nebraska and western Iowa. Co-chairs were Jane Miller, chief operating officer at Gallup, and Diane Duren, retired executive VP and chief administrative officer at Union Pacific Railroad. The mission of “STEP Forward” is to both honor women who have made significant contributions to their manufacturing organizations and to encourage more women to consider careers in manufacturing. One of the featured speakers at the event was Vanessa Brown, senior vice president of Human Resources at Valmont.
Omaha Event Honors Women in Manufacturing Careers
About Michelle Stolte
Director, Global Dealer Experience
Valley IrrigationMichelle oversees the development and maintenance of software tools for Valley dealers and employees. She works closely with the global business units within the Irrigation division, Valley dealers, and software developers. Michelle started in this role in 2015 after spending 12 years in the Global Marketing Department. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling, spending as much time as possible with her family, and reading.