Women in 3D Printing started in 2014, from the simple blog you’re reading today, and from our founder’s desire to highlight and share the stories of the women shaping the Additive Manufacturing space every day.  Before embracing careers in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, most of us had, and some still have, passions, hobbies, and jobs in other fields.  By the nature of Additive Manufacturing itself, because it is a manufacturing tool, it is meant to be used cross-industries. This is why we believe this industry should be enriched by the diverse backgrounds that compose its workforce. Unfortunately, we realize that because it is at the crossroad of tech and manufacturing, it is still male-dominated. Women in 3D Printing centers around the idea that we should embrace those diverse backgrounds because they are what makes this industry so rich and interesting.

With a mission of ‘Promoting, supporting, and inspiring women using Additive Manufacturing technologies,’ Women in 3D Printing seeks to foster a more diverse industry. By featuring women shaping our industry, our hope is to encourage more women to join the industry. Each week, we are highlighting a woman who contributes to our industry. You will find profiles of engineers, business professionals, teachers, researchers, artists, designers… We want to celebrate those women’s achievements and share their ideas and advice.

While working on shattering the gender glass ceiling, we realize that in order to be truly successful in our mission, we need to address diversity in its broader sense. Our web-magazine also features a semi-annual report, the #DfAM, standing for Diversity for Additive Manufacturing. This report is provided as a resource for understanding the shape and scope of diversity in the 3D printing industry.

In addition to our web-activities, we are building a strong network of global events, thanks to the support of our local ambassadors. We are inviting you to join us during those monthly gatherings, now happening all around the world.

Please contact Nora Toure at nora@womenin3dprinting.com for partnership opportunities, or to nominate a woman to be featured. Thank you for reading and being part of this community.


The team

Nora Toure // Founder

Nora is a 3D Printing expert since 2010, particularly skilled at building strategic alliances and strong business relationships.
Named among the 20 most influential women in Additive Manufacturing every year since 2015, Nora also received the Certificate of Honor in Manufacturing by the City of San Francisco in 2017 for her work with Women in 3D Printing and was awarded Community Advocate of the year 2018 by her peers.

 

 

 

Sarah Goehrke // Board of Directors

Key to my work in additive manufacturing journalism are not only editing and content creation but the development of relationships with those in the industry, garnered through personal acquaintance at conferences/media events around the world as well as regular digital contact.

 

 

 

Dana McCallum // Board of Directors

Passionate about 3D Printing, manufacturing and developing relationships.

 

 

 

 

Oury Thomas // Advisor

Entrepreneurial-minded and passionate about technology with 10+ years in large and international events management worldwide (Europe, Middle East, Africa, China & the United States), I am an accomplished marketing executive for the tech industry with extensive experience in event production, content marketing, lead gen strategy, partner programs, and creative experiential marketing campaigns.

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