Women in 3D Printing Strengthens Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with New Appointment Sarah Goehrke as the Director of DEI Initiatives
Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Goehrke as the new Director of DEI Initiatives, creating a new organizational role designed to drive actionable initiatives and programming targeting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Sarah will lead the formation and operation of a variety of initiatives focused on strengthening the workforce of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.
Introducing Sarah Goehrke
With experience in AM since 2014, Sarah is a well-known leader both in industry media and within Women in 3D Printing. Sarah is the founder of editorial services company Additive Integrity and has led editorial work at dedicated 3D printing publications Fabbaloo (Managing Editor, 2018-2021) and 3DPrint.com (Editor-in-Chief, 2015-2018). She has contributed to publications including Forbes.com, 3D Printing Media Network, and All3DP, and worked directly with dozens of high-profile clients within the AM industry for their content needs. She has also frequently appeared on international and virtual event stages as a keynote speaker, panelist, and moderator.
Within Wi3DP, Sarah spearheaded the creation and authored the first editions of the Wi3DP Diversity for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) reports. She has been on the Wi3DP Board of Directors since 2018. Sarah is also part of the executive team that developed the AM industry’s first-ever all-female speakers conference, TIPE 3D Printing by Wi3DP, for which in 2021 she was the People track leader.
DEI Initiatives at Women in 3D Printing
In her new role as the Director of DEI Initiatives at Wi3DP, Sarah will be forming and leading volunteer teams to develop resources for the entire AM industry. Data collection, benchmark studies, analytical industry reports, corporate value statements, interviews, virtual panels, company workshops, speaker training, and other projects will offer companies in the AM industry access to information and actionable resources to shape the future of their workforces.
“We are thrilled to strengthen our collaboration with Sarah,” says Wi3DP Founder Nora Touré. “Not only has she been a very vocal advocate for more gender-based diversity in the industry for years, she also has a very clear position in making the AM industry more inclusive of all diversity. We, at Women in 3D Printing, are aligned with Sarah as we believe our mission should go beyond gender-diversity. Like every other Wi3DP initiative, the new DEI department we are building is aimed at being shaped and owned by the industry.”
Industry needs and responses will drive the creation of these initiatives and offerings. As a new initiative, Wi3DP’s DEI work is evolving in real-time. Sarah is actively working with and looking for more volunteers to join the Wi3DP DEI team to help shape initiatives.
The Director of DEI Initiatives role is a part-time position at Wi3DP run through a partnership with Additive Integrity.