Category: Manufacturing

Rockin’ Maker Women

I recently ran across Barb Makes Things and Becky Stern, two amazing women who make things. Yes, I was looking for instructions on how to make something. It’s not made yet, but these women inspired me! Since I found them,…

The Radium Girls

Young women painting at a factory of the United States Radium Corporation

Sarah Zhang of The Atlantic spoke with author Kate Moore in an article entitled The Girls With Radioactive Bones, about the lives of young women who worked in radium-dial factories. Zhang described the women: They would, quite literally, glow. During…

A Photo Portfolio of Women Working

Crisman Womens Work portfolio thumbs

Photographer Chris Crisman has done a nice photo portfolio of women doing work in traditionally male-dominated jobs: heavy equipment operators, a fire fighter, a pig farmer, a butcher, a brewer. Each of these jobs requires physical strength as well as…

Women in Wearable Tech

Stacey Burr (Photo by Charles Jischke)

Two articles that highlight women in wearables and tech: 18 women leading the way in wearable tech and VR in 2016 and How Wearable Technology Is Helping Women Thrive In STEM Industries.

The Women of WWII Railroads

one of the women from Clinton, Iowa who worked on the railroad, WWII

There’s a great collection at Mashable of photos from Clinton, Iowa, April 1943, of women “who mobilized the American war effort.” From the article, With German submarines disrupting oceanic shipping, more freight was transported by railroad. When rationing on gasoline…

Women in 3D Printing

women in 3D printing

Check out the amazing interviews with women in 3D printing. They’re with companies and services located all over the world. The site also offers a few tutorials, for anyone who wants to explore 3D printing in more depth.  

Makies: Cool Customized Characters

The Makies, customized play characters

Sometimes a product comes along that reorients the world in a small but fundamental and empowering way. Makies are one such product: customized 3D-printed play characters for the kid in all of us. I won’t call Makies “dolls” because they…