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, since 2014, 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.

This year’s International Women’s Day has a particular flavor for us as we want to celebrate women making a difference in Additive Manufacturing all around the world, and give credit to the International aspect of this special day. Since our very first #Womenin3DPrinting event in 2015 in San Francisco, we’ve expanded our presence worldwide, enabling women (and men) to meet every month in over 30 locations, from Seattle to Melbourne, via Paris and Johannesburg. We would like to take a moment to thank our network of fantastic ambassadors, all working as volunteers for the organization, who are behind the reality of Women in 3D Printing being an international community. They are taking from their time, every month, to make sure you have a place to meet, greet and build connections. As we are celebrating all women, and feature guests on a weekly basis, we would like, for this special day, highlight our volunteers as Women in 3D Printing wouldn’t be the community it is today without them. If you would like to give full credit to their work and impact on the community, we’re inviting you to join them during those monthly casual meetups – As a matter of fact, we happen to have over 15 chapters meeting today, March 8th, in celebration of International Women’s Day!

 

We are also thrilled to release our first Diversity for Additive Manufacturing Report of the year today! Just like the two previous reports, Sarah Goehrke did fantastic journalistic work, gathering the data displayed in this report, as well as sharing her perspective on the question of diversity in Additive Manufacturing. We are once again very proud to support and produce this work. For this third edition of the report, Sarah writes about the importance of collecting data about diversity, the need for female speakers in conferences and panels, and compiles accumulated perspectives extracted from 2018’s featured Women in 3D Printing guests.

The report is accessible here.

Thank you to all our worldwide ambassadors, volunteering to make sure the word community means something real: 

(You can find all those “fun facts” about our ambassadors in our “Get to know your ambassador” series on social media)

You can meet with several of them later today all around the world, as we tried to have as many Chapters meeting today for the day of International Women’s Day. Make sure to check our upcoming events!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

She started her career in Additive Manufacturing in 2010 by joining 3D Printing service leader, Sculpteo.

Nora joined Ivaldi Group in 2018. Ivaldi Group leverages cutting-edge additive manufacturing solutions to provide on-site parts on demand services for various industries. Drawing on a breadth of additive manufacturing industry experience, Ivaldi Group works across a range of stakeholders to digitize product portfolios and improve cost, risk and delivery for all parties, providing a Part Replacement as a Service solution.
As the VP of Strategy, Nora works closely with the CEO to build and implement the company's strategies in various segments: from core business value to customer relationship and parts production and delivery.

Nora founded Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to promote women leaders in the Additive Manufacturing industry. She also co-initiated and co-organizes #3DTalk, an industry-specific and educational event series featuring women in the 3D Printing and related industries. #3DTalks are global events hosted in various cities across the USA and Europe.

Pursuing her vision for more social inclusion, she joined 3D Africa as Board Advisor. 3D Africa is a youth and women economic empowerment program developed by the Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), a nonprofit organization with years of experience combining education, technology, and economic development to transform economically challenged populations into self-sustainable communities. 3D Africa is part of the YTF’s Clinton Global Initiative 2016 Commitment to Action.

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