Career Development

Women in Metalcasting

Women in Metalcasting is an AFS special interest group focused on providing a platform for women in the industry to develop avenues for networking, mentorship and the sharing of ideas, experiences, and best practices that will benefit members both professionally and personally.

Members benefit from access to regional and national programming, networking and mentoring opportunities, professional development webinars, online discussion communities and a robust searchable online directory.

Programming: Educational programming in conjunction with Metalcasting Congress/CastExpo is provided to promote diversity and the advancement of women in leadership positions. 

Networking & Mentoring: 
Opportunities are available to come together for networking and mentorship.  Meet-ups are organized in conjunction with AFS regional chapter meetings and conferences and industry-related events.  A networking breakfast is held annually in conjunction with Metalcasting Congress/CastExpo.

Professional Development: Women in Metalcasting members are exposed to an assortment of opportunities that will further their expertise and knowledge on an array of subjects important to women in the metalcasting industry as well as enhance their leadership skills.  The Women in Metalcasting webinars are loaded with timely content and virtual instruction by industry experts.

Online Community and Member Directory: Women in Metalcasting can connect online through CastingConnection, AFS’ private social network.  The Women in Metalcasting network provides a discussion board, library and searchable member’s directory.

Upcoming Events:
February 2016: (Milwaukee, WI.) Women in Metalcasting Meet-up

April 17, 2016: (CastExpo '16, Minneapolis, MN.) Third Annual Women in Metalcasting Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. This event is open to members of the Women in Metalcasting group and features a continental breakfast and networking with women who work in all different facets of the metalcasting industry.


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See what it means to be a part of Women in Metalcasting. Join Today!  Email Katie Matticks, Technical & Library Services Coordinator for more information.